Local Mission

7282011mtThis is the second part of an interview with Mary Thompson who served in various roles with NCF since her days in nursing school in the 1960s. Mary was the NCF National Director from 1984 to 2007. In part one of our interview, Mary reflects on a lifetime of working tirelessly to promote the Christian values that lie at the heart of nursing.

NCF at USFA week before classes began at the University of South Florida, Chrissy Farr joined other members of her church for a 24/7 prayer watch for God's work on campuses in the area.

MikailaAs a nursing student, Mikaila Holt grew in her faith as a leader in the NCF ministry at the U of IL at Chicago. Now Mikaila is making a difference in the world as a community health nurse. She talks about her journey. . . .

NCF: How did NCF influence you as a student and now as an RN?

This summer a group of NCF students, staff, alumni, faculty and friends gathered to celebrate God's ongoing work in western Michigan. "Recently we established NCF chapters at two nursing schools where students studied God's Word together and discovered what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus in nursing," said Curt Keiper, Area Director for InterVarsity.

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Mary ThompsonMary Thompson was the national director of NCF from 1984-2007, then she served in a fund development role with InterVarsity until June 30, 2011. Now Mary is the Minister of Congregational Care in her home church in Minneapolis, MN. We talked with Mary as she reflected on her 43 years of working tirelessly to promote the Christian values that lie at the heart of nursing.

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PassportAn international student recently came to a meeting of the NCF group at a large university. The guest speaker that day was a well-known nursing professor and scholar who shared how her relationship with God was integral to her nursing career.

Veteran NCF staff Judy Shelly retired last year after 40 years of ministry with InterVarsity, but she still stays in touch with close friends who served on the Mid-Atlantic Leadership Council (MALC). These gifted and godly women were instrumental in developing the ministry of NCF by advising groups of students and RNs, encouraging and leading events, and encouraging one another.

RobertNursing students in Virginia who are curious about how nursing and Christian faith intersect can stop by the NCF exhibit at the VSNA Convention February 5, 2011.

NCF Member in ALAs Christians, how do we live out the Gospel through healthcare among the poor? For Brittany Long, a nurse in Alabama, this wasn't just a question to ponder in church on Sunday.

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