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Lessons from the mission field for community health
Mary Chase-Ziolek, PhD, RN
Oaxaca, Mexico August 2006
“I may have insight into the causes of poverty and have analyzed the structure of society.
I may have a degree in development economics and faith in the possibility of change, but if I do not have love in my heart for the people I serve I will be written off as just another expert who really knows nothing of the life of the poor.
I may live in the village of the slum amongst the people and give them all my goods, I may even die there of malnutrition or diarrhea, but if I do not do it with a loving spirit I might as well not have gone.
Love heals, cares, conquers and lasts through time and eternity. It is the world’s most precious gift – Give Love.”
Quoted in Best Practices for Short-Term Healthcare Missions, “Strengthening the Local Church”
Burkina Faso, October 2007 analyzed the structure of society.
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