Reflections on the Field

katy worley nepal

Katy Worley, a vet tech, from Georgia was given the opportunity to serve on her first short-term trip with CVM in October to Nepal.

Katy was kind enough to answer some questions for us!

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Seeing our Past in Perspective

By: Dr. Barry Schwenk

What a wonderful time of the year!  Christmas is filled with so many memories.  Colette and I have been reflecting back to the many places we have been during Christmas.  It is really easy to get nostalgic at this time of year.  You remember the “good ol’ days” and try to recreate those magic moments.  Unfortunately, it usually turns out like those cringe worthy photos of adults recreating childhood photos.  Why do we torture ourselves like that?  What is it about the past that draws us in?  I think its two little words, “selective memory.”

We are really good at this and I’m finding that as I get older I have become a master.  We hold onto the things that bring us great joy.  We hold onto memories because we know the beginning, the middle and the end.  When we face today, we see troubles and worries and we don’t know what the future holds.  It is far easier for us to slip into the past than it is for us to face our present.  The past is complete.  There is no guessing.  There are no decisions to be made.

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Merry Christmas!


“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” -Romans 15:13

With Christmas just a day away, we are taking time to reflect on the birth of our Savior. We are grateful for the gift of grace He has given each of us and the blessings that He has bestowed on CVM. This joyous season is a time for each of us to consider how we can draw near to the throne of grace and live in such a way that honors Him.

We are grateful for the support of the CVM family who make it possible for us to be Christ’s hands and feet as we serve through veterinary medicine.

We pray that your time with family and friends this Christmas season will be a special blessing. On behalf of everyone here at Christian Veterinary Mission, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Thank you for your partnership in ministry,

-The Team at Christian Veterinary Mission

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