Each summer we have the privilege of hosting aspiring young adults for a missions internship program that allows them the opportunity to experience medical missions, and the behind the scenes of hosting short-term missions teams. Our J-Team for summer of 2019 was a small but mighty team of three! These three musketeers tackled every challenge from washing dishes, learning basic triage skills, and making up to 20 beds a day with excellence, joy, and energy.
Kirsten Griffin, a nursing student at Lee University, arrived with a quiet and helpful attitude to work alongside Tabitha in the daily clinic routine. She is from Tennessee and plans to continue studying medicine after her BSN and acquire a masters in Global Public Health as well. Her ambition showed in the consistent work she produced during her internship, leaving us with no doubts that she will accomplish everything she dreams.
McKenzie McLeod is also a student at Lee University, and studying Elementary Education with a heart eager to help. From Daphne, Alabama, she brought all warmth with her and a calling for missions that shone from her face the entire summer. McKenzie hopes to one day teach at an elementary school and share the Gospel with her students on the mission field.
Erik Basler is from Chicago, Illinois, and is a Pre-PA student at the University of Wisconsin. His joy was contagious the entire summer as he learned patient care, played with kids outside, and learned how to bake lots and lots of brownies. We have no doubt that he has the drive to become a wonderful PA, showing the Gospel in his heart for service.
We are looking forward to an amazing summer with our J-Team!