I am a nurse. I enjoy nursing: caring for people and helping them. We had two nurses on our service team but they have recently left the field to care for ailing parents. We really miss them.
Since they left everyone has been coming to me. I have had many different calls for help. Some of the questions I have fielded have been: “What medication do I take for …..?” “Should I go in to the doctor?” “What do I do if I get stung by a centipede?” “Will you go to the doctor with me to translate?” “Can you go to the pharmacy and get me this medicine? I don’t know what to say.” ” Could you give my husband these vaccines?”
We got a call one evening that one of our single co-workers wasn’t feeling good and needed a room. We were able to get him a room, some food and call the emergency medical service for him. I needed to stay to translate. He ended up with malaria so we got him the medicine. In the morning, he was feeling better and actually left to go home. We are grateful that he got better so quickly.
I also have been doing a lot of nursing of my kids lately. They have had impetigo and worms. It has been weeks of treating one or another of them.
All of these things have been good learning experiences for me. I appreciate the chance to serve again in this capacity but I have a lot to learn and there have been questions I have not been able to answer. I hope with time and experience that that will get better. Pray that God will give wisdom and grace to serve in this new role.