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Pray for Kristy Engel, Global Consultant, helping communities around the world improve health in the name of Jesus.

April 12, 2017

Kristy is a global consultant with a focus on health care issues. She is trained as a pediatric nurse practitioner and holds a Masters Certificate in international nutrition. Kristy served for 12 years in the Dominican Republic, leading mobile medical clinics and International Ministries relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. As a global consultant, Kristy is able to visit countries in need of health assessments, ongoing education, health team visits or other forms of collaboration during crisis and non-crisis situations.

Her goals are to empower local leaders, to help communities recognize their strengths and understand how to make better use of their resources and to build relationships that increase the health of populations around the world through innovation, networking and encouragement.

Kristy writes about her visit to the Christian ministry called Symbiosis in Bangladesh:
January 2017 was a time of celebration and recognition for all that Symbiosis had accomplished in the prior year. I was honored to be invited to participate in that celebration, after making my first visit to Bangladesh with colleagues, Walt and Jeannine White, in the spring of 2016. It was during the time of celebration that I learned more about how Symbiosis Bangladesh works with partners and the local community to encourage development, sustainable practices, health, education and collaboration. They do all of this with gentleness, love and the understanding of Jesus' mission to reach some of the most marginalized and ignored people in their world.

The celebration was also a time of music, dance, song and reuniting with friends I had made on my first visit. I even joined in a tug-of-war with fellow visitors from Australia as we learned that the Bengali women know how to make it more sit down and stay put! All of the meals and conversations were lively and although it was a quick trip, there was a lot of conversation about return visits and future health care projects. I hope to continue nurturing this relationship and would ask for your prayers for those who work so hard against such daunting odds in Bangladesh.