Last week, we introduced you to Isaias, our longest-running clinic staff member, and today, we are excited to introduce you to our newest staff member, Linda.
Linda was born in Coban, and has lived her whole life in Purulha with her family. She finished elementary school in Purulha, went to middle school in Tactic, completed high school in Coban, and then studied nursing there, just graduating in 2015. She has been working with us since February 2017 and this is her very first nursing job out of university!
Linda grew up in a Christian home and has attended church all her life. During a period of time when her family stopped going to church, she started attending the Rio de Vida church in Purulha on her own. It was during this time that her faith became her own. She joined a cell group and gradually her family started attending the services at Rio de Vida as well. She now serves as an usher, teaches Sunday School, serves on the audiovisual team, and helps her family host a cell group in their home.
The fifth of nine children, Linda comes from a large family. She also has four nieces and four nephews. In her free time, she spends time with her extensive family.
Linda is currently working through a master’s degree in Nursing, and hopes to specialize in infant/maternal health. She dreams of running her own pharmacy as well one day.
When asked what draws her to work in our clinic, Linda says:
“It is an environment where we always are reminded that the Lord comes first. It is easy to forget about God, but every morning we give thanks to Him for the opportunity to be here.”
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Impact Ministries has a Medical Clinic in Chijacorral and offers mobile clinics in the surrounding areas. Clinic Coordinator Christy Lew would like to introduce you to her staff:
Our team is small – we are just three full-time staff, but we run various public health initiatives, work with the 15+ medical/dental teams that come down each year, and handle the day-to-day health needs of our students, staff, congregations, and families.
Today, we’d like to introduce you to Isaias.
Born in Tactic, Isaias lived here several years with his grandmother before moving to a town two hours away where he worked in agriculture all through his childhood. Given the nature of this kind of work, he ended up leaving his studies for a time. He later returned to Tactic and began working in different bakeries in his late teens. During that time, he started up his studies again and finished high school.
Isaias did not come from a Christian family, but started going to church in his early adult years. He met and married his wife while they worked at the same bakery. In 2008, his wife started working as a teacher with Impact Ministries. A year later, Isaias also became a teacher in one of our schools. He began to take an interest in health, so the following year he started work in the newly established clinic in the Vida Chijacorral School.
Seven years later, Isaias has graduated from nursing school, with the desire to further his studies in this field. He and his wife work full-time, raise their five kids, and are leaders of a cell group in our Rio de Vida church. In his spare time, Isaias spends time with his family and plays soccer.
When asked why he works in the clinic, here’s what Isaias says:
“What I like about working here is that we help people at no cost to them. We are demonstrating God’s love, and everything we do is with love . . . it is easy to become lost, but each day God restores our lives here.”
Want to be part of demonstrating God’s love through Impact Ministries’ Medical Clinics? There are options to give & to go!
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