I am ecstatic to share what God is doing in my life, leading me to pursue a calling He has placed in my heart to serve Him as a full-time medical missionary in Honduras.

God has led me to serve Him through Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC), a medical missions sending agency out of Grand Saline, TX. They currently have medical missionaries serving in Honduras, Haiti, Pakistan, India, Ukraine, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Ethiopia, Uganda, and here in the United States.

While in Honduras, I will be partnering with the Cornerstone Foundation out of Biloxi, MS. They have many ministries in Balfate, Honduras, which includes a 50-bed mission hospital, a children's center, a bilingual school, community development, agriculture, and church planting.

Hospital Loma de Luz was founded in 2002 by Dr. Jeff and Rosanne McKinney. Currently, Loma de Luz is a 40,000 square foot, 50-bed mission hospital with 3 operating rooms, 8 out-patient exam rooms, an emergency department, wound clinic, physical therapy, 2-chair dental clinic, optometry clinic, laboratory, radiology, and a pharmacy.

My main role will be serving alongside Honduras nurses, training them in many aspects of nursing. I will also have the opportunity to build into the lives of the 35+ children living in the children's home, many who are orphans or have special needs.

As excited as I am to serve the Lord in Honduras, I wanted to also share how He has  called me to the mission field:

 

My journey of faith began when I was thirteen years old, sitting in a pew at Loris First Baptist Church. During the sermon, I saw myself, for the first time, as a sinner in need of a Savior. Once the sermon was over, I went to the altar to kneel to pray, asking for forgiveness and for Jesus to come into my heart to be my Lord and Savior. Ever since, my life has never been the same!

 

While completing my Biology degree at Coastal Carolina University, I had many plans as to what medical profession I wanted to pursue, including physical therapy, physician’s assistant, and nursing. After being rejected from PA school three years in a row, I had a “heart-to-heart” talk with God and asked Him to reveal just a glimpse of His purpose for my life. One week later, I received my answer: I was accepted into nursing school…and I did not apply for that enrollment year! After reading the acceptance letter over and over again in disbelief, God spoke Proverbs 19:21 to my heart, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it’s the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

 

Three weeks before graduating nursing school, I began to question His purpose for me when I was involved in a horrible car accident, leaving me blind in one eye, a herniated disc in my back, and a concussion that would take six months to recover from before I could take my nursing boards. During that time, as frustrating as it was, I was able to “be still and know He is God.” He birthed in my heart a passion for missions and the nations, using the skills He has blessed me with as a nurse, so I can reflect Christ and share His sacrifice to those who do not know Him through something as simple as medicine (integrating physical sickness with spiritual sickness).

With great joy, I am ecstatic to join and experience the work of God in Honduras and be able to share it with you.

 

Until the nets are full, for His glory.

Vanessa

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