One of the most-cited (or unspoken) barriers to missions service, especially for young couples, is concerns of raising children on the mission field. Hear from a doctor and nurse on how they are raising a thriving family among unreached Muslims in the impoverished Sahel in Africa.
The number one need of cross-cultural workers is spiritual connection with God. Spiritual influencers need to be spiritually fueled. Medical personnel are often located in remote regions where limited worship resources are available. One's home church provided one or two spiritual disciplines - and those mediums of worship are not assessible. How do I find connection to God? Various worship avenues will be compared to how God has designed your inner spirit. An experiential workshop of spiritual discovery to find your path to God. Begin the journey by completing the attached Spiritual Pathways Assessment prior to attending the workshop.
Daily headlines of disasters and crises can overwhelm or prompt us to action. This session will empower participants to effectively contribute to international response efforts through knowledge and application of life-saving and dignity-upholding elements as outlined by the international response community in the “Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.” Participants will explore legal, ethical, and Biblical principles for responding well.
This session will discuss how triage fits into the overall plan for patient treatment in disaster settings, and how it is an imprecise art. There will be a discussion about who should be a triage officer. Consideration will be given to the necessity of designing incident specific triage, or multiple triage areas. Factors of pre and post triage flow is discussed, as will be the limitations and challenges of international settings.