I know this post will sound kind of dumb, but I was wondering if there are any nurses who went on mission trips to conflict zones.
I am a Canadian Christian and have done prison ministry in El Salvador. It was only for 2 weeks and I was mostly just observing but after coming back I've definitely felt and still feel the calling to go again overseas.
I am currently teaching but intend to become a nurse since I feel that is where God is calling me to go with my life. I feel He is calling me to witness to Him and to go serve the poor in this way. I believe He is calling on me to leave Canada and this probably sounds dumb but I hopefully to a country where there is war.
It isn't impossible. I know a Christian who went to Iraq in 2003 with the Christian Peacemaker Teams to be there with the people who were being bombed and to witness to the outside world about the plight they were living in. I know that Mennonite Central Committee sends out its missionaries to conflict zones, I have a friend who is currently in Northern Uganda serving with them.
I was wondering if there are any people on this forum who went to serve as nurses in places like Iraq or the Palestinian territories or Democratic Republic of Congo or other similar places, or who have worked in refugee camps. I'm interested in everyone's experiences, not only if you went with a Christian NGO or are a Christian.
What was it like? What were some challenges you faced? What were some really low points and some really high points?
Who would you recommend getting in touch with about possible oppurtunities?
If you haven't done work in warzones but went on missions trips to developing countries I'd definitely like to hear from you as well.
I still have a long ways to go, I plan to teach for another year or 2 and then probably 2 years of college to become an RN but this is something I've been thinking and praying about.
Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks and God bless.