Today was like any day for many people. We got up and dressed, had breakfast and began our day. We immediately faced the challenges of our activities, succeeded to overcome some, maybe lost a few battles along the way. It’s life, and one that we should continue to thank God we have a chance to lead. Others are not so fortunate. Right now there are two medical professionals in West Africa that are fighting for their lives. That is a whole different kind of challenge and resonates very deeply with many members of the Medical Ministry International team.
Many times while working in non-profits and ministries, we find that some that interact with the organization have a view that runs counter to what is actually happening. This viewpoint can be conceived through discussions with others or life long perceptions. It’s human nature to sometime use a personal perspective to create such an opinion, but it is important that all realize that personal perceptions are not necessarily accurate when it comes to the facts.
Those of us that have had the chance to experience the beautiful people of West Africa will understand. Currently, across the ocean on the western shores of Africa people are in the fight for their lives. The ebola virus has reached significant proportions and the success against treating this awful disease is basically non-existent. We have many friends on the front line of the fight and we lift them up in prayer.
There are good times, and yes there are bad times. Through it all, we must continue to remain focused on the big picture and not lose faith in the journey we have chosen to travel. Sure this is easier said than done, but the end results make it all worthwhile.