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Rachel and Kristin Tanner Head to India

God's Leading Hand

About this time a year ago, Rachel Tanner, daughter of Living Word members Phil & Kristin Tanner, felt led by the Lord to arrange her schedule so she could graduate in December 2013. This freed up a time period where she could pursue a missions opportunity in early 2014.

Kristin has been receiving quarterly newsletters from Lois Armstrong, an Australian nurse who is a career missionary at Duncan Hospital. We met Lois in 2000 where she was the school nurse working for Hebron Boarding School in India where Will, Greg and Hans attended from 2000-2002. Rachel and Kristin inquired to be volunteers at Duncan Hospital spring 2013, and the trip was finalized in fall 2013.

How You Can Participate

Please pray for our health and safety. Also, pray that we would be a blessing and not a burden. We are fully funded financially. If you would like to give finances in honor of our trip, we would request that funds be sent to Duncan through or AFLC World Missions through the Birthday Box in the front of the sanctuary at Living Word.

About Duncan Hospital

Duncan Hospital was founded in 1930 by missionaries. It became part of Emmanuel Health Association (EHA) in 1974 as an indigenous Christian health and development agency serving the people of North India. Its primary focus is the poor, largely in rural areas. Duncan Hospital continues to make its presence felt as a premium health care center, catering to the health needs of Northern Bihar and neighboring Nepal. The service priorities of the hospital are Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Dentistry and Radiology.

Rachel & Kristin's Work

Rachel has been asked to shadow/work with nurses on the wards, assist in some research on snake venom, participate in community development projects and help the nurses develop their conversational and medical English. Kristin will use her ELS training to further work with the hospital staff on English. Go to the Duncan Hospital page on the Emmanuel Hospital Association website for more information.

Rachel will be in India from January 13th through March 11th, 2014 and Kristin will join her from February 10th to February 26th.

If you would like to contact Rachel or Kristin directly, please contact Living Word's office.

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