Medical Missionary Nurses

A special report.

By KATHRYN L. JENSEN, R.N., Associate Secretary, Medical Department

Nurses who are devoting their lives to service in our institutions in North Amer­ica, nurses in, mission hospitals in the great cities of our overseas divisions, nurses in the farthest outposts of China, Africa, and the islands of the sea, in fact, we believe loyal Seventh-day Adventist nurses everywhere, will welcome with joy the message this copy of The Ministry carries to each of them.

Not only will those nurses who have the privilege of contact with our organized work welcome this new activity of the Medical De­partment, but we believe that private-duty nurses and nurses employed in outside organ­izations and institutions—often separated from those whose chief interests are theirs—will likewise find through this avenue a new means of communication and an enlarged opportunity for cooperative missionary endeavor.

It is to the credit of this group of workers, that despite the meagerness of outside help which they have been able to secure, hundreds of our nurses have unselfishly and happily con­tributed their services for worth-while medical missionary endeavor during past years.

Many have volunteered their services to teach groups in our churches, until today thou­sands of our church membership have ob­tained, through a quiet, unobtrusive method, a balanced presentation of our health and healing message, and here and there evangel­istic efforts have had the services of a nurse whose preparation enabled her to use effec­tively the "right arm" in connection with gos­pel evangelism.

In some fields the conference nurse makes her rounds from school to school, visits homes, and in innumerable ways wields an influence which reflects itself in a stronger and more healthful family life. In mission lands she often battles alone with conditions which we who live in apparently sheltered and enlight­ened communities can scarcely appreciate.


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By KATHRYN L. JENSEN, R.N., Associate Secretary, Medical Department

January 1938

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