01 September 2008

YWAM offers Medical Students Outreach Opportunities in Africa

A group of university students gathered together last week at the Tygerberg medical campus, in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, for a week-long mission conference. There were 18 different Christian organizations exhibiting, sharing and presenting their work. YWAM Africa's work was represented, along with All Nations, MAF, Doctors Without Borders, Open Doors, Mercy Ships, Life Winds, SIM and others. Floyd Mc Clung, director of All Nations, and Brian Sanders, from Underground Network church in the US, were the guest speakers.

AfriCom's Pam Kudiwa was glad to spend her birthday week behind the YWAM stand. “In the midst of the diversity of ministries I could see a beautiful portrait of what God is doing across Africa, painted by different brushes but inspired by One. Standing beside our YWAM Africa stand my mind could not help but think of how much creative freedom there is to network as organizations that are working for the same cause. This networking resulted in me collecting many ministry pamphlets, and holding conversations that did not just end with 'What is DTS' but with questions about what other organizations are doing and how we can partner together.”

Besides their busy schedules, filled with studies and hospital work, an impressive number of students passed through the missions stands seeking for more ways to get involved in the world around them. Medical students whose passion is to pursue God's purposes showed their willingness to take time to do short term outreaches, and others just browsed for information. One group of medical students - whose only free time is in two months tim- are giving up their chance for a holiday to have a mission adventure with YWAM in Mozambique. They heard about the opportunity to cross the Zambezi River to bring medical supplies to an isolated village and jumped at the chance: “Can you please find out if we can go in October and November? We will organize our own transport and whatever else it will need for us to get there” Conrad said.

What a privilege to be a Communication Team for YWAM's work when there are so many willing volunteers just waiting to be informed and mobilized!

1 comment:

  1. hi there,
    i just happen to be going throught the web this afternoon when i happen to caome accross this your site.i'm a practicing clinical pharmacist,and i came to ywam in 2007.my desire was to use my skills to serve the poor communities of africa and that i have not been able to do.
    my havent is been desperately restless and i feel disappointed with myself for some reason.still in ywam but i want to move forward,so how can u help me.
    my e-mail:kingkinmo1@yahoo.com