Exceeding Expectations: My First Mission Trip - page 3

Exceeding Expectations: My First Mission Trip Beth Goodheart RN, BSN, CNOR Sitting at the airport I look around at everyone about to leave for their first mission trip wondering if they are... Read More

  1. by   nurse32
    Quote from zuzi
    Yup this is nurse missionary...is amuch than welcome all over the world. Is not about excitement is to give back what tou received. Just I love it! Good for you!
    How is the missionary work included into the care? Do the nurses preach to the patients? Or does a preacher do this? Is it done while giving care? After? Before?
  2. by   bethygood
    I found out about this mission trip through the college I got my BSN at. They go each year around the same time it is such a rewarding experience if you can, try it at least once, I bet it won't be your last!
  3. by   bethygood
    Thank you! While I am young-ish, I don't have a family yet, many nurses I go with do, don't count yourself out! This year I'm hoping to take my 16 year old brother on the trip, he's going to help with heights and weights!
  4. by   MaritesaRN
    Quote from bethygood
    Thank you! While I am young-ish, I don't have a family yet, many nurses I go with do, don't count yourself out! This year I'm hoping to take my 16 year old brother on the trip, he's going to help with heights and weights!

    oooh , you are such a nice big sister! good way to expose him to this kind of volunteer work. It sure will oen up a lot of hindsight , foresight and even side sight ! ;0):heartbeat
  5. by   phryum
    It sounds like a great and worthwhile experience! I hope to go to Cambodia when I am done with nursing school but perhaps any country that needs my help would be great as well.
  6. by   fifi65
    Hi hope these web addresses will be of help to those of you who want to volunteer your time to some very worth while causes.

    www.healthcarevolunteer.com

    www.msf.org
  7. by   hearts895, RN BSN
    Quote from retread71
    thank you for sharing, it would be my goal to go on a mission trip when I complete my goal of becoming a nurse.
    Same here. Thanks to the OP for an awesome story - your an amazing nurse & person!
  8. by   rentalnurse
    There is a good book that I came across years ago when I did medical wk to Mexico and India. where there is no doctor put out by Hesperian Society
    http://www.hesperian.org/action_worl...siaPacific.php
    a good thing to take with ya to buggy places is flea powder which you put around the bed to keep bugs from crawling up the bed legs. and put it on the mattress in questionable places and then put sheets back. mugwort root is good to keep parasites away
  9. by   Elvish
    I read that book as well, rentalnurse. Very very informative.
  10. by   on eagles wings
    It was a treat to read this because I am Dominican and I know exactly what you are talking about. Sometimes I forget what its like over there too. It's important to be aware of how lucky us Americans are here: clean water, paved roads, health, money, etc. Thank you for this story. Please go there again even if you don't know Spanish. They need all our help and encouragement to lead better lives.
  11. by   bethygood
    I definately plan to! Thank you
  12. by   jstr
    That's pretty much the same feelings I had on my first mission trip to Limon, Honduras! Excited and scared at the same time, especially since I did not speak Spanish-How was I to ask what the problem was???? Thank the wonderful interpreters we had! My trip started out as a service project for my BSN program. It has turned into soooo much more. We met a group of orphans down the street from the clinic and now our new non profit organization is working hard to build a new orphanage for them. I have returned 2 more times in 1.5 years and plan to continue going as much as possible.

    If anyone is interested, below are 2 websites you can visit.

    For mission group: www.carolinahondurashealth.org

    For orphanage group: www.leonardashomeofhope.org


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