Friday Morning at 6 a.m., 11 Trevecca students and faculty loaded up and headed for the 13-hour trek to Orange, Texas, to serve those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Little did we all know, this would be a fall break filled with hours of hard work and sweet memories.
“Last week, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to come to Trevecca, but God has provided in an awesome way,” Amie* relayed to me when I called her the week before classes started. As coordinator for the first year of the Physician Assistant Program, I phone students the week before orientation to answer any questions, and to ask how to pray for them.
I remembered Amie from months earlier, as I had been a part of her admissions interview team and heard of her calling as a young girl to be a missionary. Her Bible college education had been followed by raising money for the mission field by working as a certified nursing assistant. It was while working as a CNA that God began to clarify Amie’s call to both ministry and medicine. On the mission field in South America, God further clarified her vision to create a medical training program for medical missionaries, who would go back to serve their own people groups in South America, or even serve as medical missionaries in creative access countries.