Eric McLaughlin

Family Medicine physician and educator at Kibuye Hope Hospital, Burundi

Walking with Those in Need without Losing Heart

Breakout Session
Main Building ED 280
P, AAFP, DO, PA, NP, N, D

Any serious attempt that we undertake to walk with those in need will take an inevitable toll on our hearts, and medical missions is an extreme example of this phenomenon. The magnitude of need and tragedy can leave us wondering where God’s light is shining in the midst of the darkness. This session will use clinical stories that pose certain challenges to our hearts in order to find ways to remain faithful to God’s will and remember his promises in the midst of otherwise overwhelming need.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:
identify the magnitude and diversity of the heart challenges that medical missions presents
identify several biblical and theological tools that can aid the caregiver to endure in their work