Nurse shares joyful memories from medical mission trip

Nikki Vermeer, RN, spent last Christmas an ocean away from her family and working with people she’d never met before. Earlier that month, she stepped outside her comfort zone and onto the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest charity hospital ship, for a months-long medical mission trip that would change her life. “I taught the patients … Continue reading Nurse shares joyful memories from medical mission trip

Our Children’s House employees inspired by medical missions

Two employees of Our Children’s House at Baylor in Grapevine recently traveled separately to China and Haiti on international missions, thanks to diligent fundraising and the assistance of scholarships. Through the Faith in Action Initiative (FIAI) and the Fred Roach Scholarship, Baylor employees like them are able to assist in international mission work in a variety of fields. … Continue reading Our Children’s House employees inspired by medical missions

Cameroon medical mission a stark change for Baylor resident

Jo Weddle, M.D., recently completed her surgical residency at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. She is currently on a medical mission in Africa, where she is researching the impact of trauma on patients, families and physicians at Mbingo Baptist Hospital. This is one in a series of blog posts by Dr. Weddle.  After seven long … Continue reading Cameroon medical mission a stark change for Baylor resident

Mercy Ship mission eye-opening for Baylor nurse

For some people, an extended stay on a massive ship might evoke thoughts of an exotic vacation cruise. Not for Lindsey Briley, RN, who earlier this year volunteered in Africa on Mercy Ship, the floating hospital served by 400 volunteers from 33 countries. Anchored off the African coast at Pointe Noir, Congo, Briley experienced a multicultural world … Continue reading Mercy Ship mission eye-opening for Baylor nurse