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Micha

PROGRESS

OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $350/MONTH OR $4200 FOR THE YEAR

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University of Rwanda

Career Medicine

Medicine

CAREER: Doctor

GRAD DATE: Aug 2022

JOURNEY

    • September 1, 2019 – Micha had a full summer planned! She enjoys cooking, but was hoping to learn some new recipes this summer. She also wanted to learn to drive. She planned to read through some medical books and make sure she was prepared for her internship this coming academic year. Lastly, she visited friends and family this summer!
    • May 18, 2019 – This last semester I learned so many things, both in my classes and during the monthly leadership training, that I’m using in building my future, my career, briefly my life in general:
      Starting with the monthly leadership training, there was a girl’s night that I won’t forget because it changed my mind and gave me the opportunity to think deeply about my future. The theme was “Don’t break your pot at the door way”.
      The “pot” is my future, and I learned how I should keep carrying it to reach my destiny, staying focused, surrounding myself with quality people to learn from them, living within my means, being hungry for my dreams and not being satisfied with where I am, but always looking beyond.
      From that night, I was determined to be more delicate in the way I’m carrying my “pot”. I evaluated my self to see where I can improve. Now I’m seeing great changes, I renewed my organization and my time management. I’m really thankful for this lesson.
      The training we had the day after talked about Leadership and integrity. I learned how to deal with negativity in leadership, biblical integrity, and many quotes from great leaders that we know. But the one thing that really stood out to me the most is the quote of Mandela that says “Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.” It’s an example of humility and I’m exerting myself to apply it in my life.
      In my classes, I learned most from a course called Medical Research (that I loved very much). We learned how to conduct research, the procedures, the obstacles we can encounter, the steps that will help when I will be conducting my own research.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Micha said: “Servant leadership is being an example of what you wish that others learn, and it is also accepting sacrifices for the good of many. How I apply it in my life now, in the Bible from where I got a word from Matthew 7:12, which says that we should let our light shine before others so that they may see our good works and give glory to God. This verse pushes me every day to try to do good things for God’s glory. And for that purpose of being the light of the world that Jesus told us. I give an illustrating example: when arriving somewhere and I find that there is somehow a disorder or some dusts on the ground, I try to put an order and pick those dusts. I’m used to meeting children living in the street and sometimes I invite them to share a meal. Sometimes they tell me about their struggles, which is a sad part, and I try to comfort them with the word of God. I also invite those who left school to go back to school to prepare for their bright future. All those things help me to prepare myself for future servant leadership. As I’m studying medicine, by discussing with those children, I treat them like my future patients. Even being shy is disappearing step by step. Also by inviting those children, I saw other people now starting to do it too, because they understood that it is good and charitable to help children. And this gives glory to God.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Micha wants to be known as someone who gives herself to help others, who understands more than she judges, who works hard, who is punctual and organized! This semester, Micha hopes to grow intellectually and spiritually!

Micha’S CIRCLE

  • K. & A. Yoder – Portland, OR
  • J. & S. Given – Costa Mesa, CA

BIO

As the oldest of four siblings, Micha learned responsibility at an early age. When she wasn’t studying, she spent her time helping to supervise her younger siblings, care for their home, and cook for her family. Even now, in university, Micha does everything she can to support her Burundian family living in Rwanda to meet their needs for food, shelter, and education.

Micha is excited to be pursuing a degree in Medicine, with the dream of saving lives not just by curing diseases, but also by preventing them. Her goals are big — teaching in universities and conducting medical research — but her master plan is to build a modern hospital that will employ others, treat illnesses, and improve the country as a whole!

Micha loves to sing. She spends her free time participating in three local choirs!