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A few blog friends have inquired about where I work so I thought I would offer a glance into the beauty of Siloam Family Health Center. These are a few of our faces:


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Siloam is a faith-based, volunteer-supported clinic for people with no health insurance and limited resources. Although all of us on staff do sign a statement of faith in Jesus Christ, all are welcome to receive care. No one is turned away. Last year we had more than 19,000 patient encounters, 89% of whom came from outside the United States. 64 different languages were spoken within our walls.

We are the first health care that refugees encounter when entering the United States, and they are coming from all over the world. Spanish is the number one language spoken here, followed by English and then a mix of Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, Amharic, Kurdish, and Vietnamese. Siloam offers both behavioral health and pastoral care to all our patients, and prayer is an integral part of every day.

I have the privledge of working as the Volunteer Coordinator -- coordinating 450 active volunteer doctors, interpreters, nurses, and support volunteers. Although sometimes I whine and complain, I love this job ministry.

Read more about Siloam

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27 comments...:

  1. So awesome, I can't think of a more needed ministry (job)!

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  2. Oh wow, how inspiring. That's amazing that you are the volunteer coordinator -- very admirable.

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  3. Sounds like a fantastic place to work! I'm glad you shared that with us :)

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  4. I love this!!!! Everyday of work must have so much meaning to you!

    Thank you for sharing this piece of your life!

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  5. what an incredible ministry! most people could only hope to have a job so rewarding.

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  6. I can't believe you work there! Oh my goodness this is so amazing. I am truly inspired right now. You and Abigail from Gus and Other Things are giving me hints to go out and be a better person this morning.

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  7. Wow what an AMAZING job! Such beautiful faces! Thank you for what you do! It makes me heart so happy.

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  8. Wow!! That's very amazing - and very sweet of you to share that information.

    XOXO
    Kiki

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  9. What an incredible job to have! We need more centers like that in the U.S. So happy to know there are Christ-centered people and places that are still serving others!

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  10. wow that is so awesome, i want to work there!

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  11. That is amazing! You are truly doing God's work, being of maximum service to others is our true purpose here on earth. That's just what I believe ;)

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  12. Oh those pictures made me want to cry! Beautifully captured!
    xo tash

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  13. Wow. Your work is an amazing place. You have such a big heart for all to see.

    Rachael

    p.s. be sure to enter my giveaway when you get the chance :)

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  14. wow that's a great thing you're doing for a lot of people.

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  15. These photos make my heart happy:) Life is fantastic when you love your job!

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  16. Wow, I love that you work for an organization that does good things :)

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  17. Thank you so much for following my blog! You just made my night a little bit better.

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  18. Wow, you must have a rewarding job...to meet so many different people, and to be able to help them too.

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  19. That is awesome. How fulfilling this must be. Amazing!!

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  20. what an amazing organization! thanks for sharing a bit more, definitely sounds like God's heart and vision is fleshed out there. so cool!!

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  21. what an amazing job you have. these are wonderful photos and am glad these people have a place to go to for healthcare.

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  22. Amazing and inspiring.

    And I have to comment on your little "spoiled rotten" babies... So stinkin' cute!

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  23. blair, you never cease to amaze me!!

    i hope to meet you in person one day :)

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  24. thank you so much for sharing what you do. i find it very inspiring.

    you are amazing!

    p.s. so glad i found your blog!

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