World Gospel Missions/Africa

faith shingledecker

Faith Shingledecker:


BA in pre-med biology, Asbury University (Kentucky); medical technologist certification, Good Samaritan School of Medical Technology (Kentucky); Bible and missions courses, Asbury Theological Seminary

Medical technologist, WGM staff coordinator, laboratory supervisor at Tenwek Hospital and its health centers, lab consultant, Bible study leader, and women’s ministries leader

I was born and raised as a missionary child in Burundi, Africa. Though I gave my heart to Christ at an early age, it was not until after graduating from Asbury College and medical technology training that I really believed that God loved me and wanted to use me. In 1976, God led me to Tenwek Hospital in Kenya to fill in for a year as a medical technologist. Two years later, I returned to Kenya as a full-time missionary.

I have been involved in the laboratory as a bench technologist, laboratory director, principal tutor of the laboratory training school, and laboratory consultant and have seen the laboratory evolve from a small manual lab to a large laboratory with 30 staff and be partly automated. I have also been involved in discipleship groups, local churches, Bible studies, and friendship ministries.

The past two years I have been working in the laboratory as a lab consultant in the areas of quality control, machine maintenance, documentation and upgrading toward accreditation, implementation of a new electronic medical records system, and continuing education. I have also served as the women’s co-leader of the Tenwek Hospital chapel. My desire is to serve the Lord wherever and however He directs and to strive each day to share His unfailing love with individuals He brings into my sphere of influence.

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