“I had huge doubts ‘Could i make a difference?”
My name is Abena and i am a qualified Nurse. God has given me a passion for missionary work and to help those who need my skills in countries where this would normally be impossible.
My first mission trip was to Swaziland, where I helped educate the locals about HIV prevention and sexual health. Sadly, the AIDS rate was over 40 percent with a life expectancy of 33.
My most recent mission trip was to Kenya where people travelled for days just to receive healthcare. We saw over 1000 people in 2 days, treating a range of medical conditions such as hypertension, eye problems, worms, chronic pain, and infections to name a few. It was so rewarding knowing we were able to help.
We visited children in the slums, orphanages, schools, providing them with clothes, shoes, stationary, healthcare, but most importantly love. In Africa, if a child gets a pair of shoes they are able to go to school and get an education. It’s funny the things we take for granted.
Admittedly, the first time i considered mission work I had huge doubts, ‘Could i make a difference?’ ‘How will I find the money? I wasn’t sure if I was comfortable with the idea of fundraising or asking people for money. I have only been able to do this work by the grace of God and support of others. I had to humble myself and acknowledge that this was for God. James 4:10 says. “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up”.
I have had a lot of support with every mission and I have exceeded my financially targets each time. I have been able to go out and bless other people, sharing medical supplies, shoes, food. I’m so grateful for all the lives that have been touched.