Calling, conflict and consecration: the testament of Ida Scudder of Vellore
How does the hand of God grasp a hesitant human hand to reach out to a world that needs health and wholeness?
This article describes how one night, a young Ida Scudder experienced a painful and life changing encounter with God. Through her first person account and her personal parable, it traces the conflict, surrender, fruitfulness and breaking points that followed - on a journey that led from a one-room dispensary to the Christian Medical College, Vellore.
For those who feel prompted to serve in health care, it is a testimony of the power of a vocational call, and the provision of God in the face of human inadequacy.
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