In June, 300 nurses from more than 30 countries from around the world met in Tagaytay city in the Philippines for the NCFI World Congress. The theme was “Healthy Lives in a Broken World – A Christian Nursing Response”. It was a wonderful experience where we received good education from Bible expositions, professional plenaries and concurrent sessions. You will find some of the teaching material available on the NCFI website. To access these click on NCFI Congress Resources on the Home page. We also had time to meet old and new friends, from nursing students to retired nurses. What an inspiration to bring back home to our national NCFs where there are such, and to look for ways to start or continue to build Nurses Christian fellowship groups where there is not yet an established fellowship. We look forward to welcoming many new countries as members of NCFI the coming years.
Nurses live and practice in diverse settings, and conditions vary a lot around the world. In Jesus however, we are united, and the unity we have in Christ and in nursing is one of the most wonderful experiences of being a part of the NCFI family.
Eph 3:20 holds a wonderful promise for us: Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we ask or think.
GOD is able, and His mighty power works in us. We serve a mighty God, and I am convinced that God delights over how Christian nurses around the world come together for fellowship, Bible study and, prayer as we seek to find ways of how we can live as Christian nurses in our workplace. Listen to the promise; HE is able to accomplish infinitely more than we ask and think! Will you join me in looking out for how God’s mighty power works through you the coming months?
My hope and prayer is that NCFI can connect Christian nurses from around the world and that we together can continue to develop resources so clinical nurses, teachers, leaders and researchers can find help to live out our Christian faith where we are. NCFI can provide teaching, networking, prayer support, and material such as NCFI cares, the professional journal Christian Nurse International, NCFI Newsletter, and quarterly NCFI Prayer letters so YOU can feel encouraged and supported as a Christian nurse.
I am inspired, encouraged and challenged to be your NCFI President for the next 4 years! To God be the glory and I await in anticipation to hear from you how God realizes HIS work through NCFI.
Dr. Tove Giske, RN, MPil, PhD
Nurses Christian Fellowship International