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Changing Course From Kansas To Brazil

whitton-dale-originalDale Whittom and his wife Lisa participated in the 2014 Exploring Medical Missions Conference (EMMC) and ended up moving to Brazil. They didn’t see it coming, either. “My wife’s a nurse practitioner and I’m an EMT. We have served on a number of short-term medical trips to Central America,” says Dale, “but never considered any large investment of our careers. That is until we met Oscar Paulo – the Brazilian/Angola physician who spoke at the Conference. Oscar prompted us to step up our commitment, and now I’m convinced that God can use almost anyone of any age as long as they are willing.”


Soon after the 2014 Conference Dale and Lisa followed with Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International, a sending organization who exhibited at the event. “BMDMI connected us with a clinic is the Brazilian city of Forteleza, which will be our new home. Right now we’re deep into learning the national language of Portuguese, and updating some of the skills we learned at the Conference, like how to manage birth complications and care for open wounds.” Dale concludes, “We’ve become some of those Sticks In A Bundle; Unbreakable and doing what God’s laid on our hearts.”

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