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Responding To God's Call

Mccarver, Pamala K.

Journal of Christian Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000040
JCN Online Extra: online only

ABSTRACT: Life is very busy for most nurses who may find it hard to share of themselves outside of work. This nurse discovered God's call to serve a young boy with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and his family through a Facebook post. What she subsequently learned about how God calls and uses Christians changed her life—and the life of the family.

In Brief

Nurses are so busy it's hard to find time outside of work to serve others. Discover what this nurse learned about hearing God.This article is available online at

Author Information

Pamala K. McCarver, MDiv, RN, works at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield, California. She is a parish nurse in her community and teaches courses to nursing students and healthcare providers on spiritual care.

Accepted by peer-review 08/08/2013.

Nicholas' story is shared by permission of his family.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

© 2014 by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship