travel bursary reports
Niger is a country with immense need in almost every area of life: economic, medical, educational and not least spiritual need. This year I have had the privilege of serving the Lord through serving the people of Galmi (in the Tahoua region of Niger) with my wife, Emily. My working life revolved largely around the Paediatric department of the hospital. However, given that approximately one quarter of the population is adolescents, in order to create a manageable workload, paediatrics was defined as under fives. This meant running a clinic in the outpatient department, where we saw between 30-75 children per half day session (with other people helping when it got busy!). From there, I would admit any patients that needed inpatient care and be responsible for their care whilst they were in the hospital. On top of this, I covered on calls overnight and at weekends for the adult and paediatric medical department.
I have been back from India for almost two months now, and I am still amazed when I look back at the time I spent there, and at how faithful God was, and how much He taught me.
I spent 17 months in India in total. 17 months living and working in a foreign land, in a culture unlike my own. 17 months being challenged and stretched; yet also experiencing indescribable joy and love through it all.
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