Dr. Ron Cheney, a general surgeon in practice in Iowa, recently changed his employment to allow him the ability to spend more time with Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) programs each year. Earlier this year, he spent seven months in Malawi and shares his story in an article originally published in the PAACS Bulletin Newsletter.
My time in Malawi from January 2020 to July 2020 was such a blessing. Working in the USA for 6 months and Malawi for 6 months has been a successful adventure so far. Even in this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, God has provided. My wife, Karla, a pediatrician, came with me but had to rearrange a quick flight to get home before the country shut down. This led to spending more time apart than we had planned on. Due to the travel restrictions, I also spent an extra month more than planned and had to arrange a charter flight to get home, but everything worked out. Praise God! Read more