A doctor decides to give up his practice to serve medical missions overseas full-time after finding an organization where he said, “I could use my skills for God’s glory in a new way.”
Hearing Gospel In Campus Crusade For Christ
Allan Sawyer found Jesus during a Campus Crusade for Christ when he was still young. During that time, a pastor shared the Gospel with them and asked them intriguing questions that stirred up their minds.
It was a fascinating question for Allan as a former altar boy because he regularly attended church. But he never heard all about what the pastor shared. The pastor preached salvation and explained “The Four Spiritual Laws” to them.
Allan admitted the teaching was “so foreign” to him.
“I thought if you were baptized or confirmed and you went to church, that was all that being a Christian required,” he said. “This pastor was talking about a personal relationship with Jesus when I didn’t even know that was an option.”
Then, in the end, Allan came to receive Jesus in his heart. He acknowledged he needed Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He then wanted Jesus to be evident in his life and wanted people to see it.’
“If Christ is really inside of me, I want other people to see that and notice it,” he said.
And soon, his confidante friend attested that he had changed. Apparently, the guys in their dorm noticed his changes within six months after accepting Christ. Moreover, his relationship with Christ grew as he attended church regularly.
Becoming A Doctor
Then one day, a physician missionary shared his testimony in the church in serving God through his skills. That’s when Allan felt God speak to him to change his course.
“I heard the Lord say, ‘Allan, if you change your major, you could do what he is doing!'” he recalled. “I walked out of the church and immediately changed my major the next week to biology, which right away felt like the right decision. It was all due to that testimony and God speaking through it to me!”
As a result, Allan became a licensed physician specializing in obstetrician-gynecologist several years later. And today, he is serving in countries including Africa, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Zambia, Cameroon, and Uganda. Allan found his purpose in 2003 after a doctor friend invited him to join a medical mission through Samaritan’s Purse. In the field, that’s when he finally made up his mind.
“We saw hundreds of people with all kinds of ailments,” he said. “But that was it for me; I knew I had found an organization where I could use my skills for God’s glory in a new way.”
Dr. Allan gave up his private practice to serve full-time in medical missions. And he has never regretted a thing.
“Being an OB/GYN doctor is so faith-affirming,” the doctor remarked. “Giving that hope to people who have lost it, and doing it in Jesus’ name, is such a privilege.”
Reference | Christian Post