Sunday, June 12, 2016

Serving in Small Ways

A newborn who was delivered at Mercy Maternity Center
We started our first week of working in the clinic and it has flown by! All of the midwives here are so kind and you can tell that they love what they do. Their compassionate care, I think, is the main reason the clinic is such a safe haven for moms here in Davao. We have named ourselves "midwife techs" because our role, really, is to support the midwives and other workers in the clinic. God has been teaching us to find joy in serving in small ways this summer. Many things we do could be considered monotonous; like taking vital signs for charting, but it is all necessary to help the midwives do their job. Sometimes when people go to the mission field they have these grand desires to see 1,000 people saved or hundreds healed. While these dreams are not a bad thing by any means, sometimes God is calling us to simply serve him in the small tasks of our everyday lives. All that being said, we are looking forward to all that God has in store next!
A verse that has helped us this week: Psalm 16:8- " I have set the Lord continually before me; because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken."

Prayer Requests:

  • for the babies delivered at Mercy Maternity Center this week, and their moms
  • Thank God that we are over jet lag and getting adjusted to our clinic schedule
  • Pray for discernment to understand how and when to share the gospel verbally with all those who come through the clinic