Great example of the evolution of a Kingdom Dream!
How Kristina was mobilized
After a full day of seeing patients, the sun began to set behind the distant hills. Our team climbed into the van. I thought about how being a part of the medical team made my soul feel alive and how amazing it was to watch them mend broken bodies with medicine and broken spirits with kind words and smiles. While gazing out the window, I realized that I wanted nothing more than to spend my life caring for the poorest of the poor. I felt a strong sense of purpose and resolve rise up within me, and I knew that my life would never be the same. As the van traveled slowly through the night, I decided that I was going to be a nurse.
Five years later, my daughter sits on my lap and is rocked to sleep by the gentle movement of the van we are riding in the Dominican Republic. The beautiful countryside and the houses are the same, and my soul is just as alive as it was on the day it woke up in that tiny pink house. The only thing different about this day is that, instead of being a translator, I am a nurse. Looking back, I see how sitting face to face with unthinkable poverty broke my heart and led me to decide to pursue a career in health care. I see how my soul awoke in that poor village, and how one day truly changed my life forever.
I met Mike when he was in middle school. He was one of those kids who, if would/could only harness all that energy would do great things.
We were in the Dominican the summer before his senior year of high school. He said then that he was home and he wasn’t coming back to the States. We finally convinced him that his mom wouldn’t appreciate his staying like that.
It is a joy to see he and Kristin doing great things. To see his energy channeled into Kingdom work w/ eternal rewards.
Thank you Seth for taking a chance on a wild, energetic risk-taking young man who desperately wanted to serve God, but was unsure of what it would look like for himself.