Update from Robin — January 2017
God's Direction and My Obedience
God's blessings to you all!! I wanted to write a quick note to all of you who I have connected with at some point over the course of my life and let you know some awesome things that God is up to! He is doing a mighty work in my life and preparing me for full-time missionary service working as a Physician Assistant (PA) at Zimba Mission Hospital in Zimba, Zambia!
Most of you know that I traveled to Zambia once before during my clinical rotations of PA school. That experience totally destroyed my life in the best way possible! In the next several weeks and months after returning from Zambia, I began to process the mighty work that He had done. I felt Him speak to me saying, "I want you to go back there. This time, not just for a few weeks... I want YOU to be a full-time missionary to these people!"
I am actively pursuing this Call that God has on my life to get back and serve the people of Zambia in helping them heal both physically and spiritually! I have been appointed by Global Partners as a long-term missionary to Zambia and currently am diving head-first into Team Building/Partnership Development/fundraising!
This is where you come in! I am hoping to be fully funded by January 2016 and set to depart for my first term of service (3 years)! I cannot do this without your help, both financially and through prayers! Will you consider becoming a partner with me in this journey?
Robin Crowell was studying to be a physician assistant (PA) back in 2011 when Drs. Dan & Joan Jones, Global Partners Medical Missionaries to Zambia, came and spoke, offering four students to complete elective clinical rotation in Zambia working at Zimba Mission Hospital. The presentation was wonderful, but at the time, she did not think it was for her — it was just too far away!
Robin attended Passion (a college conference in Atlanta, GA) in January 2012 where she heard God call her to go to Africa asking, "Why would you let a fear of flying keep you from doing My will? Don't you see that if I call, I will keep you safe?"
She trusted God, and when requests for clinical rotations were due, she added Zambia, Africa to her "Wish List." She applied through Global Partners for the rotation in Zambia, was interviewed, and was one of four students selected. A year and a half later, she was on her way to Zambia!
God created an incredible bond between Robin and Drs. Dan & Joan Jones. She was in tears the day she had to leave Zimba. As Robin puts it, "God wrecked my heart in the most amazing way when I returned in August of 2013."
She processed what God had done, and He began to speak in her spirit, "I want you to go back — not just for a few weeks — as a full-time missionary this time!"
Prior to Zambia, full-time missionary service was not on her radar at all! She planned to finish PA school, find a job, work hard to pay off loans, and go on short-term trips when possible.
"God has taken everything with me step-by-step!" she says. "He has provided all of my needs thus far, and there is no doubt that He will continue to provide as I seek out His Call! To whom God Calls, He also provides!"
Robin is busy with team-building and raising support so that she will be ready for her first three-year term by Jan. 2016 when she begins as a full-time medical missionary.
"I'm excited to see how God works! I can't wait to make new connections in the District and share with the congregations!"
Let's support Robin with both our prayers and our offerings! She has provided a list of her personal prayer needs down below.