Next month, my wife, the registered nurse at the University of Michigan Medical Center, will be heading to Migori, Kenya on a medical mission. You see, my wife is an extraordinary individual. Those of you that know me personally, can attest to the saintly-ness of my wife. 😀
She has been a surgical nurse at the University of Michigan for over 13 years now and has gained the respect, not only of her peers, but also of the surgeons she assists in the operating rooms. About 6 years ago, she was asked to join the otolaryngology surgeons as their surgical nurse, because of her dedication and work ethic.
This year, as the medical mission to Kenya was being organized, one of the surgeons in Bianca’s specialty volunteered. When another nurse backed out of the trip, this surgeon pressed the organizers to ask if Bianca could go as well. After being approached with the opportunity, we prayed as a family and felt the tug that this was what our family should be doing.
Let’s face it, with Bianca gone for a period of time, life in the Waller household will be just shy of chaos for those 10 days! So, this is a family event, even though we are sending just Bianca this time.
For those that know Bianca, her patience, compassion, and dogged determination will be well utilized in the Kenya medical mission. Please pray for her safety, that of her team, and that those involved would have their eyes and hearts opened to the overwhelming nature of this endeavor.
Rochelle Riley wrote about just this medical missions trip back in April. The Free Press published this article on the Kenya Relief medical mission.
In addition to caring for folks, Kenya Relief is also attempting to build a medical facility to expand the offered services.