February 1, 2014
We have a grandson serving as a missionary. The words I had spoken to him when he received his assignment came sliding back into my mind. God loves his children the same no matter where they live. And so with that remembrance we settled into the idea that we could love, serve and be His hands in Chicago as well as anywhere else. It's a good thing because we arrived in the Windy City today. We opened our car doors to sub zero temperatures and white and grey and black piles of snow. The range of color indicative of how long those piles had been there. Chicago was in the midst of one of it's worst winters in history and now our Texas blood was here to join in. If I continue with details, it will degenerate into whining so suffice it to say we are freezing up here.
What is the mission nurse specialist? Well, a mission is a geographically designated area. In this case, the area contains approximately seven million people and 212 young missionaries. In round numbers, half are young men and half are young women. The mission nurse specialist administers and co-ordinates the health care of these 212 missionaries. As we were waiting for our report date, I was thrilled to realize that the inspirations and ideas that were coming to my mind had more to do with sharing love and comfort with these young missionaries than medical information. Love isn't love til you give it away.