My name is Jessica Adams. The Lord opened my eyes to the gospel and saved me in 2008 when I was 19 years old. I spent some time in Haiti between 2011 and 2012 while I was working as a nurse at a hospital. At that time, I was waiting for Him to call me to Haiti full time. I was ready, but His answer was always “wait”.

I waited, and in March of 2013 He asked me to go, but not to Haiti. He asked me to go Central India, and I served there for three years as a nurse from July 2013 until April of 2016. This year I felt that He was preparing me to come back stateside for a longer period of time, and so now I am in a season of tough, beautiful, and heartbreaking readjustment. It turns out that my decision to go to India was the easiest one I’ve ever made, and the decision to leave has by far been the hardest. It is a decision I have to consciously make daily, remembering and reminding myself that God is good and He can be trusted amidst my insecurities and doubts. While I can’t see what He’s doing, He is teaching me to walk one day at a time. All I know is, He’s not done yet.

I struggle daily with the desire to be back home at Boys and Girls Christian Home with my 200 “babies”. They are ages 5-16, and I lived full time life with them as their nurse for the past three years. Being away from them is more difficult than I could have imagined, and all I can do is pray. I pray that someone is still teaching them from His Word, that they are believing more and more that what our God has written about Himself is true. I pray that someone is bandaging their boo-boos, wiping down feverish bodies, and listening to their stories. Pray that while that person isn’t me right now, I would be patient and humble. Pray for direction for me, that I would become more aware of why I left, or that I might gain enough energy and rest to go back when it’s time.


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