Central Coast, NSW Regional Report – Dr Caity Frede

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from Luke’s Journal CMDFA 2020 Vol 25 No 1

CMDFA has a thriving fellowship on the Central Coast, with a mixture of GPs, allied health, nursing/midwifery staff, JMOs, registrars, consultants and medical students.

We had a wonderful time and attendance at IMPACT (the medical student and recent graduate’s CMDFA conference), learning about gratitude and rejoicing with our God. It was encouraging to hear from Dr Jeremy Beckett expounding Colossians 1 and to fellowship with doctors from all over.

Locally, we started the year with a warm dinner at the home of two of our members, Sarah and Andrew. It was lovely to meet one another and share our stories. We have also enjoyed a few early morning prayer sessions at Gosford hospital before the start of our work day.

Later in the year, we were blessed by local GP, Nadia, who is currently serving overseas with her family. We enjoyed a lovely brunch and Bible study refreshing our spirits with work and faith.

As a group, we enjoyed dinner together before hearing from David McDonald, author of Hope Beyond Cure. We felt very welcomed by Lighthouse Church in Wyong. David’s testimony was encouraging and challenging, inspiring us to trust in God’s plans even when seemingly there is no hope.

Recently, we were blessed to hear from Andrew Browning at Terrigal Presbyterian Church. He works with fistula patients as part of the Barbara May Foundation. We loved learning about this ministry and felt challenged and inspired to use our medical skills for God.

We look forward to continued fellowship and welcoming new JMOs, medical students and other medical staff next year.

Dr Caity Frede

Caity is an intern from Central Coast Local Health District with an interest in missions and rural general practice.

 

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