Mongolia - Christine Murchison
J2N provides many opportunities to gain deeper insight into the practical ways we as Christians can use the gifts and abilities we have to reflect and share God's love. I had the opportunity to participate in global Christian mission nursing in Mongolia. I valued the opportunity to come alongside the Mongolian hospice workers. I observed them in order work at their skill and resource level. It was a challenge to demonstrate a sustainable approach. The major focus was wound care. I was able to model, teach and create learning materials for this. Bed-ridden patients were in need of personal care items such as bed soakers and sheep booties. With the co-operation of local volunteers willing to sew, and the purchase of local materials, other nurses and I were able to distribute these resources. Mongolian needs often seem overwhelming, yet we can also thrive on the challenges, and respond to them.