Global Missions

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One of our NCF members preparing for a short-term mission trip had this question for Grace Tazelaar, NCF Missions Director. . . .

NCF at GMHCWhat do today's nurses and Old Testament prophets have in common? We explored that question at the 2010 Global Missions Health Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

A person dying from AIDS faces a horrible, painful death. In 2008, 2 million people died from this terrible disease, with 2.7 million people becoming newly infected, adding to the 33.4 million people already living with HIV, according to estimates. This means that the rate of infection is still growing!

Global Missions Health ConferenceNCF is on a mission. We're exhorting nursing students to follow Jesus whole-heartedly in school and in nursing, and we're inviting nurses into God's mission of transformation as they serve him in their profession.

What a summer back in Uganda! For three weeks we introduced the NCF Global Project students to ministry possibilities in Uganda and saw God working in their hearts in deep ways. Afterward I stayed to reconnect with my former teaching colleagues and students at Makerere University. It was a joy to connect many of them with other nurses who desire to begin NCF in Uganda.

Uganda Global Projects Team"Flexibility, hospitality, trust and prayerfulness are all words describing our experience in Uganda this summer," reports Renee Lick, NCF staff.

Our Global Project team safely returned this weekend from Uganda.

An update from Renee Lick in Uganda - July 19, 2010

Take OffAfter two days of orientation in Chicago, the NCF Global Project team of nine students and two staff are leaving for Uganda on Friday, July 16, 2010.

Dr. Barbara White, RN, CNS, President of Nurses Christian Fellowship International, from Denver, CO reports that in February nurses met in Nepal for that region's very first NCFI meeting.

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