How It All Began

It all started with an email to Dr. Jones in March of 2011.  I have known Dr. Milton Jones for years, as he was one of my college professors during my time at Puget Sound Christian College in the late 90's.  In the email I told him I was in nursing school and that I was interested in medical missions work.  I left it at that. I never told him I was feeling called to Kenya to serve the sickest of the sick and the poorest of the poor.  While emailing back and forth Dr. Jones mentioned Kisumu; a city in Kenya that is one of the most diseased cities in the world.  I was blown away!  I felt like the Lord had smacked me upside the head and said, here you go.  Three months and seven days from the first email I sent to Dr. Jones, I was fully funded to go Kisumu Kenya to do medical missions work.  It was an amazing moment when I got the call saying all my funds had come in.  Earlier in the day I had received a call informing me I was still $2500 short and that I wasn't going to be able to go.  I was very disappointed but understood that God's timing is perfect.  He called me, and He would send me in His time.  That evening I received another call.  But this time the call was to let me know an anonymous donation had come in for the exact amount of funds I was lacking!  That night I was on the phone with my travel agent, booking my tickets and getting everything ready to go.  I was in utter shock that someone believed in me and God's call on my life, so much that they were moved to generously donate exactly what I needed!!!  The next few days were a bit of a dream for me as I prepared to travel half way around the world to Kisumu, Kenya for a month and a half.  My first medical mission to Kenya marks the beginning of NWAP, and will always be cherished in my heart and soul as a door flung wide open by God.