Caring in Mongolia

Helen Sheperd and Grace Hospice in Mongolia are one of the recipients of this year’s Lenten Offering.  For nearly ten years Helen has worked to establish a hospice program in and around Ulaanbaatar bringing spiritual, emotional and physical comfort to many people while also empowering local leaders.  Grace Hospice partners with a local nursing school and coordinates with their student nurse practicum program to provide visitation to patients.  Helen will officially retire in June, 2015 but she has identified an indigenous doctor who will take over as director of Grace Hospice, and after retiring she will continue in a volunteer position to assist in the leadership transition.
The March 2015 Global Ministries web page published a very nice article describing Helen, Grace Hospice and their plans for the future.  BUMC also received a newsletter from Helen which gives some personal insight into her work and thanks us, and others, for our past and continued support.