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Dr. Kamalini Kumar grew up in poverty in India because her parents were refugees from Myanmar but she did not let her circumstances keep her from pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse. Eventually, she became a nurse educator in both Canada as well as the US.
What stood out to me in was how God led Dr. Kumar to combine her love for teaching and nursing with her love for the gospel. The story about how she met her husband and how their marriage drew them closer to God and to each other over the years is fascinating and awe-inspiring.
I am certain you will enjoy getting to know this amazing woman of faith and strength. Her testimony will encourage you to put God first in your life and keep your eyes focussed on Him.
Takeaways from this episode
- God can use us wherever He has placed us to accomplish His plans if we are available and obedient to Him.
- God has blessed us with particular strengths and talents for a reason. We can find satisfaction and joy when we use our God-given gifts for God’s purposes and for the advancement of His kingdom.
About Dr. Kumar
Born and raised in India, Dr.Kamalini Kumar, completed her nursing degree from Christian Medical College, one of the top medical schools in India. A registered nurse by profession,, retired from a long career of 47 years in nursing education having taught at several universities in India, Canada, and the USA. Her last position was Director of Clinical and Professional Development at Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, Iowa.
She serves on several international boards, including Nurses Christian Fellowship International and the CMC Vellore Foundation in New York. She has traveled extensively throughout the world speaking on professional and spiritual issues that impact nursing practice. Her passion is to teach nurses how to assess and give spiritual care to their patients and to share their faith in ways that are culturally appropriate.
She also has an MA in Instructional Design and Technology and a PhD. in Educational Psychology from the University of Iowa.
Dr. Kumar has been a citizen of the United States since 1976. She is widowed with two children and two grandchildren. She now lives in Oregon, close to her son and family.
An immigrant from India who has lived in seven cities across the U.S. in fourteen years, Mabel navigates between cultures, feeling at home everywhere and nowhere. In her first book, Far from Home: Discovering Your Identity as Foreigners on Earth, Mabel draws from her personal experience as an immigrant and examines the lives of biblical heroes to shed light on how we can find purpose and joy as sojourners on earth.
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