Mercer On Mission

2015 Blog

Thursday-Week 2: Emily

Today was our last day of clinic, which was definitely bittersweet. As I was reflecting on the past 2 weeks and all of the memories, I think the most special memories have been those of the patients I have been able to pray with while seeing them in clinic. So many times I’ve encountered patients who physically were fine, but spiritually really needed some encouragement. Several times I was able to pray with them and hopefully give them a little of that encouragement that they needed. I think that as a physician it’s important to realize what an opportunity we are given in that people are readily very open and vulnerable with you, and it’s important to look beyond just physical complaints in trying to help patients. I know without a doubt that God had me come on this trip because it was His will, not mine - I only hope I was able to accomplish what I was supposed to, and that the patients lives were hopefully improved in some small way. My own faith has been strengthened by the people I’ve met here, and I’m very thankful for the opportunity I was given to go on this trip!

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