My name is Sydney Wergin, and I’m from a small rural town called Aurora, Nebraska. I love to bake delicious treats, sit at coffee shops for hours on end, attempt to be adventurous in the great outdoors, and praising the Lord.
I am currently in my junior year of nursing school at Nebraska Wesleyan University. While it has definitely been challenging, it has shown me the strength that I can have relying on the Lord. I recently finished my Nursing of Mother/Baby course, and I believe that it is what the Lord is calling me to! In the future, I hope to become a midwife, God willing!
This past summer, I had the opportunity to attend the Whole Person Care Preceptorship in Redland, California. It was easily the most transformative experience I have ever had, and my relationship with the Lord grew immensely. We were taught the importance of caring for our patients as whole persons: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We were able to learn how to have spiritual conversations with patients, shadow Christian family physicians, complete spiritual assessments, and even how to share the Gospel ethically in the healthcare setting.
During my time at Wesleyan, I have felt called to serve the Lord through short-term mission opportunities, and I have been amazed at the experiences the Lord has provided. Through each of the trips I have been on, God has worked in my life to show me the purpose He has shaped me for: serving on medical missions. While I was on the preceptorship in California, I learned about a mission opportunity in the Philippines through Action International Ministries working in the Shalom Birthing Center under Christian midwives. After a period a prayer, and talking with my family and friends, I am ecstatic to say that I will be serving there this summer for about 9 weeks! I am amazed at this opportunity God has blessed me with.
I would love to invite you to be a part of my journey in any way possible for you! Firstly, I would so appreciate prayers that God would use me to the best of my abilities. Secondly, I invite you to be a part of my journey financially, but letters, emails, or anything you can think of would also be greatly appreciated! This experience will be my first time overseas, and I am so grateful that I will be able to serve the Lord through this time in the Philippines.