Global Woman Highlight | Melissa Meyers

Posted on: June 12, 2014 Written by
Global Woman Highlight | Melissa Meyers
           

I am an adventurous spirit; I am creative, an artist and writer at heart.  As a child, I wanted to be an artist and a ballet dancer. The practical side won out, and I became a nurse.  I am also the wife of my best friend, and the mother of two fabulous children, 8 and 5, who seem to thrive growing up in another culture.

My husband and I have worked for an international aid agency for the past eight years in Central Asia.  I have held various part-time responsibilities, while my children were babies and toddlers.  I ran a pre-school for local and expatriate children for four years, and did some community training with a program designed to teach mothers and women how to have healthy pregnancies and deliveries, called Birth and Life Saving Skills.

Now, that my youngest is in kindergarten, and we have moved to the capital city, I am busy being the content administrator for our NGOs website, working at the local eye hospital two mornings a week, and teaching art once a week at my children’s school, as well as trying to figure out how to build relationships in a much bigger pond then we previously were living in!

We have lived in a country trying to recover from years of war, poor governance, and oppression for the past decade.  We have seen much hope and much tribulation.  Afghanistan is once again facing a major change as the troops withdraw and a new president is elected.  I ask for prayer that it would not lose what it has gained, and that the majority of people would get what they really desire, a peaceful place to live, work, and raise their families.  And, that we would continue to be able to be a light and to offer hope in this place.

 

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About the author

Melissa Meyers RN spent almost a decade working in Central Asia for an international aid organization with her husband and two children. Two years ago they transitioned back to the United States. She continues to explore her experiences through writing. She enjoys painting, reading, and outdoor adventures. She has a passion for authenticity in relationships and for building community.

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