Our NCF staff team was in Saint Louis with thousands of students for the Urbana 12 Student Missions Conference, the last week of December. We had hundreds of conversations with nursing students seeking God’s will for their lives. Thank you for praying for us! One student shared why she was thrilled to attend:
When I was younger, a missionary came to my church and spoke about helping others in the mission field. I remember thinking at that time how amazing it would be to travel around the world and help others the way Jesus did, by loving and healing them.
Over time, that passion I had for a future in missionary work diminished. I was caught up in the world and it didn’t seem possible because of my family, my lack of money, and my doubt in my relationship with God.
Since coming to college and participating in a true Christian community, I have witnessed my life continuously be transformed through my ever-strengthening relationship with God. In the past several months God has begun to ignite the flame that I first had when I heard about missions as a teenager. I realize that with God everything is possible! Finding NCF has been an answer to my prayers.
I have been asking God for quite some time to show me where he wants me to go and what he wants me to do short term (in college) and long term. God has put a passion for nursing in my heart for a reason and I think this is it: He wants me to spread his love and his Word to the world, while practicing what I love. I anticipate that Urbana will give me the perfect opportunity to begin to understand and continue to grow in my passion for missionary work, as well as learn about opportunities to serve God’s Kingdom on earth.
--from an NCF student who received a scholarship to Urbana 12.