Hey there!

Well, as the title suggests…

My name is Kirsten, and I do love coffee.

Being a christ-follower is my most important identity. If you know any horrible “Christians”, my deepest condolences. All I ask is that you set them aside and give Christ a chance all on his own. I love Mercy Ships, my family and my favorite things**. Hopefully, this blog with give you snapshots of each. My desire is to share the mini-messages God sends my way that may not find their way into a full-length sermon.

I have spent a fair amount of time away from home serving as a wound care nurse with Mercy Ships starting in 2015–the majority of my posts have been written overseas.

**Just a few:
Being a nurse, volleyball, skiing, hiking, antique cars,
fire, water, and the sky,
fair trade jewelry, handmade pottery mugs,
genuine smiles, 
comfortable silence and deep talks

3 thoughts on “Hey there!”

  1. Hi Kirsten!

    I watched your video in YouTube and I was quite intruiged. And want to know more about working in Mercy Ship..

    I want to know what brings you there?

    I am nurse myself for 13 yrs plus in US. At present I was based in TX. I worked in different areas like Med-surg, telemetry, nursing home and others. Something happened at work and I decided that I will take a gap year to get a little break from everything. Hospital and patients. I feel I’m burnt out.

    I was in this stage in my life that I don’t know what to do. Or still need to go dig deeper within me to ask myself- “ what do I want?”
    Obviously, the problem at work ruined my dream and perspectives.

    I’m quite lost.

    That’s why I wanted to know. Or maybe somehow connect.

    Hope to hear back from you soon!

    Saida RN

    1. Hey Saida, sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. I took a bit of a gap year myself as I settled back into life at home and figuring out what I wanted to do! I loved my time on the ship relationally and professionally. It’s there that I got the bulk of my wound care experience and decided that I wanted to do more of that. Now I’m working at a wound clinic here in the states and I LOVE it!

      To anyone that asks about the ship I say DO IT! It’s a perspective altering experience. Onboard you work with people from all over the world. I did not anticipate how much that would impact me. I saved up, but I also raised support. All I did was invite my family and friends to be a part of the adventure by sharing the link to my fundraising site (Mercy Ships gives you one) and updating social media with pictures and stories throughout my time there. Where there’s a will there’s a way!

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