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LAUNCHis matching you with a role that fits your skills and interests _____________________________________Going in community, alongside experienced mentors and others like you. _____________________________________Exploring ministry in a learning, growing environment (Ministry Exposure) Serve alongside experienced missionaries in this culturally diverse country. Ministry opportunities include camp ministry, health care, theological education, English teaching/tutoring, or work with children and youth at risk, just to name a few. Spanish is helpful. (Refugee Ministry) Connect with refugees by working alongside the local church to foster relationships through ESL classes, summer camps, and other cultural lessons. Learn from experienced SIM Canada teammates as you work together among individuals and families from many African nations that are closed to the gospel. (Church Planting) Catch a vision for what it takes to become a church planter. Spend time with experienced church planters to gain exposure through visiting rural church-planting efforts, from early stages to well-established churches. Training topics … Read More

Intern William – Intermission [Blog #4]

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I am currently sitting at my gate in the Seattle airport waiting on my flight to Paris before I head on to Abuja. And while I am super excited about this, let’s talk about all that is (or now was I guess) the Whole Person Care Preceptorship. 30-ish people. 7+ cities visited. 5 weeks. 2 national parks. 1 summer that’ll last a lifetime. Gosh, there’s no way I can cover all that has happened since the last update. (I know, it’d be easier if they had actually happened on time, but that’s life.) So I guess the two big things have been the PrePro week and our Arizona excursion. So we’ll fill yall in on those. “PrePro” stands for Pre-Professional, and pretty much it’s a week where undergraduate students who are pre-med, nursing, PA, PT, etc. come in to learn a little of what we’ve been getting this whole program. … Read More

Intern William: If You Give an Introvert True Community [Blog #3)

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If you give an introvert true community, he’s going to be skeptical. When he’s skeptical, he’ll be polite but look for a problem. When he doesn’t find a problem, he’ll actually begin to open up to these people. When he opens up to these people, friendships will form. When these friendships are with people who have the same passions, interests, and love of Christ, amazing things can happen. Ok, so maybe it’s a little bit of a cheesy intro (and if you don’t get the reference, revisit childhood with a quick search for the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie), but it is very true. Last time I was on here – and yes, I realize that was two weeks ago despite my lofty goals – I wrote about how great things were happening as we went and talked with patients on wards, which is still great, but not … Read More

Intern William: Would It Help If I…[Blog #2]

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Would it help if I …shared this with you? …left this on the table? …prayed with you? Last Saturday afternoon was our first patient experience with the Whole Person Care Preceptorship here in Redlands. After listening to various speakers that morning and the night before discuss spiritual care and faith in medicine, at 1:00 PM we all loaded up to head to Loma Linda University Medical Center. These thirty-some-odd healthcare students were ready, albeit slightly uncertain in a few cases, to finally put what we had learned into practice. We all found our partners, mentors, and respective floors where we would be visiting patients and away we went. Our first two patients that day were great. Both welcomed us into their lives and shared more than I know of a good deal of my friends back home. Our job this first day was just to practice taking a spiritual history, … Read More

Intern William: The End of the Beginning [Blog #1]

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And then there was one. Seven days ago I arrived here in Charlotte, NC where I met the other eight SIM short-term missionaries (STA’s) that would be going through orientation with me. They have all now departed to begin their journeys to various parts of the world and have left me here alone to reflect on the incredible things that have happened this past week. A quick recap to make sure everyone reading is up to speed: In May I finished my first year of medical school (Woohoo!), and am now enjoying what is commonly referred to as my “last summer”. After this, school becomes pretty much a year-round thing (woohoo…). So armed with the knowledge that this was my last good chunk of free time for a long time, considerable amounts of time, research, and prayer went into deciding how best to spend it. My biggest desire was to find … Read More