(Questions for the elementary students will be taken from the bold sentences. Secondary questions come from the passage as a whole.) by Ashley Wright The renowned English philosopher Bertrand Russell once said “the best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love.” As Christians […]Read more "Schaeffer Academy: Day 2 (Tuesday)"
by David Holmes (Elementary questions will be taken from the bold sections, secondary questions from the whole passage.) For three summers now, my family has visited Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya. I had the opportunity to work both in the hospital itself with several of the missionary doctors and to visit some of the surrounding […]Read more "Schaeffer Academy: Day 1 (Monday)"
Two Saturdays ago, August 10, we had our very first event. We introduced ourselves, the SAHARA Project, and our first fundraising project- scholarships for national nurses at Compassion Evangelical Hospital in Guinea. We were so blessed to have a huge crowd attend the event and humbled by the generosity of those who gave. We had […]Read more "Launch Event"
July 3 and 5, 2013 Surgery does not comprise the entirety of a surgeon’s work. Oftentimes pre-med students, including myself, hyperbolize the magnitude of the operative procedures in the work of a surgeon. I’m not saying that some hyperbole is unwarranted; surgery saves lives, restores function, and is an integral part of many branches of […]Read more "The Full Doctor Experience"
July 4th 2013, Medical mission work concentrated in a hospital such as Tenwek can accomplish great things in terms of helping the sick and the poor. Yet, it is not the only means by which this goal can be achieved. Often, the financial and geographic situation of the inhabitants of local communities inhibits their coming […]Read more "A New Experience: Vaccinations"
Throughout my time at Tenwek in the previous two summers and this last week, I have been honored to witness and participate in the work of the missionary doctor. Prior to coming to Kenya, my understanding of what it meant to be a missionary doctor was vague at best. Although both my grandfather and my […]Read more "The Role of a Missionary Doctor"
Hello everyone, This is my first blog post for my summer 2013 trip to Kenya. Thanks to all who are reading about my experience! June 27th was my first full day working in the Hospital. Like a child waiting for presents on Christmas day, my excitement level was ridiculously high. Working with missionary doctors and […]Read more "First Two Days Working at Tenwek Hospital: Variety Like Never Before"