From the time Rebekah Naylor was 12 years old, she knew she was supposed to be a doctor. She wanted to be a concert pianist, but she knew medicine was her calling. By the late 1960s, Rebekah was finishing her third year of medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, when she volunteered to spend her summer working at a mission hospital in Bangkla, Thailand. The doctor there was a surgeon. He let Rebekah help him in the operating room. Rebekah loved surgery. Against the cultural norms of the late 1960s, Rebekah decided to become a surgeon. Rebekah’s commitment to her calling eventually led her to Bangalore Baptist Hospital in India where she served as surgeon and chief of staff.
Written for children in third to fifth grades, this book tells the story of Rebekah’s life in India, her work at Bangalore Baptist Hospital, and the challenges she faced there. It is the story of a woman committed to her calling who allowed God to work through her even when things didn’t always go her way.
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