Meet Sophie Ness ('04 and '13)
Sophie completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2004, which helped equip her to follow God's call to full-time mission work in Ethiopia. For the past five years, she has lived in a remote region, operating clinics for expectant mothers and infants. She sees about 60 women each week and provides prenatal care and education that has played a part in drastically reducing the mortality rate for mothers and babies in that area.
When a new regulation required expatriate nurses to have master's degrees, NNU provided the program and the scholarship that allowed Sophie to continue her work while completing a master's degree in nursing.
Sophie has also had the opportunity to use her medical training to expand the work of other missionaries by traveling with them to some of the most remote and isolated tribes—tribes that have never received the benefit of modern medicine let alone heard the name of Jesus Christ.
Nursing has provided the open door for Sophie to be a part of God's work among the people of Ethiopia and last fall the program recognized her for her sacrificial efforts. The department honored her with the Esther Herzog Humanitarian Award.
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