Last month I told some new volunteers that the SHC team can become a fun community. Each volunteer who walks in the door has a story, and between office visits you may get a chance to hear it! Tonight I chatted with a nurse who will lead a team to Uganda next week as well as a doctor headed to active military duty. In the midst of such conversations, four doctors carefully and compassionately listened to patients, diagnosed diabetes, and launched specialty referrals. Other volunteers refilled inhalers and provided confidential HIV testing.
Perhaps this sounds like a "normal" clinic. When you remember that nearly everyone present was a volunteer, and that these uninsured patients had unhurried encounters and even prayer with excellent physicians, you realize it's actually quite a special clinic.
"Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us." Romans 12:4-6a
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