“Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him”~Job 13:15
The 5th Annual AMM Conference was one of the best programs I’ve participated in my whole life. The first plenary session I attended was presented by Dr. John Shin. I was really moved by his presentation that evening. Dr. Shin spoke about a patient of his who was suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia. During his presentation I’ve come to know a lot about the signs and symptoms of the illness as well as the medication used to treat it. Despite learning about the disease and other medical information, however, what really had my eyes opened, was when Dr. Shin said, “You cannot determine the faith of God based on the outcome-be it bad or good.” Just like in Job 13:15, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.” With all these mentioned, I’ve realized that I will have to rely and to trust the Lord no matter what happens in my life.
It was a blessing that I was able to attend the workshop also by Dr. Shin. His workshop entitled “How to know God’s will in medical school and beyond.” He said, “It is not important where you go, as long as you have a sanctified heart, because God will lead you where exactly you want to be.” I know this is true; nursing may not be my first choice for the field I wanted to pursue, however, by God’s grace I’m enrolled into Adventist College of Nursing and Health Sciences (ACNHS). For this, I am determined to do my very best to excel in my studies and my clinical practice. I’m accepting it as God’s will for me, and have made up my mind that I want to be a good nurse. I’m convinced of what God has planned out for me, however, what’s left now is the sanctification of my heart, as Dr. Shin said, “what’s more important is the purification of the salt, because impure salt ruins the whole dish.” Following that, Dr. Shin has taught us on how to go about, and what are the ways to gain a sanctified heart. I’ve taken all the notes given, and I will want to do my best to make it into practise.
Besides the seminars that I’ve attended in the AMM Conference, I was also given the opportunity to take part in the outreach program of the conference, which was a free health screening expo, catered to the community in Penang. I was, and still am grateful that I was a part of something so great. I had so much fun helping in the event. Finally, I did something which I had always wanted to do since I was very young, that is to donate blood. By God’s grace I was able to do it and what made me happier was to learn that I have the O Positive blood type, which makes me a universal blood donor!
In a nutshell, I want to be a better person. I hope to join more activities like this. I’ve learned so much through what the AMM Conference has to offer. I have even thought about joining the mission trips! I am really grateful for the people in AMM to have made this a successful event, especially the opportunity given to us-the student nurses, to attend it and to have learned about so many things through participating it-Sri Laxmi A/P Kumaravellan, ACNHS, Diploma 2021/2.