I never used to have a real mission-oriented mind or spirit. But lately, this has changed. I feel a pull in my heart more and more to reach out to those in need and serve them in the Love of Christ. I feel the desire to heal their bodies with my nursing skills and their spirits with the hope of Life Eternal. Sometimes I want to travel to a third world country and serve people in areas where medical technology has not reached and the gospel of Christ is not well-known. Other times I want to stay in this country and serve those in need on our own soil. All I know is that I want to serve. I want to make life a little more bearable for people, or to make dying a little less scary.
On that note, I will now tell you all that I got in the wheelbarrow. I applied to be a St. Joseph worker with the Sisters of St. Joseph in St. Paul. If accepted to this program I will spend a year, starting in August, volunteering full-time with an organization in the Twin Cities that serves people in need, such as uninsured immigrants or victims of abuse. It means putting off my nursing career for a year which is why I was hesitant to apply, but it will teach me so much that I can use in my future career that I know it will be worth it. And I trust that God will provide for me as I give the next year fully to him and his work. This is the first time I’ve taken a real leap of faith that required full dependence on the Lord. It’s scary, but surprisingly peaceful at the same time. The more I think about it, the more excited I am about the possibility of serving the Lord in this way. I’ll let you all know when I find out if I’m accepted or not.
Peace and blessings!