Author - Doug Lindberg

Finding My Place

Finding My Place

Some missionaries aren’t evangelists or great teachers, but every person is needed to play a role in building Christ’s kingdom. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

Mission hospitals breed chaos. Physical needs and illness are constant and often dramatic. In a single day at our hospital in South Asia, I could see multiple patients from a car accident, do a C-section, do rounds on 25 inpatients, discipline a staff member, treat a bear bite in the ER, orient a new foreign volunteer, diagnose and treat typhoid fever, and find a half-eaten bar of soap (showing that further rat eradication was urgently needed!). Throw curve balls into the mix, and life gets really interesting. Like the time the construction workers in our building erected an elaborate Hindu…

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