Vision to Vet
Organized by: Megan Murata
“Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America with more than half of the inhabitants living in poverty. The majority of these families struggle to survive through subsistence agriculture in rural areas.” (Heifer International)
In third world countries, veterinarians are uniquely equipped to reach people through their profession. Because animals are a means of nutrition, income, and labor, their value is significant and often represents the livelihood of a family. Healthy animals provide self sustainability to a community and as a result increase productivity and reduce poverty. By treating and caring for peoples’ animals, a veterinary missionary creates open doors for meaningful relationships and enables people and communities to be transformed.
- Cows, pigs, sheep, goats, and chickens provide a source of nutrition and income through milk, egg, and meat production/sales
- Equids such as horses and donkeys provide a much needed source of transportation, agricultural labor, and income
- Education in animal care helps build communities and provides knowledge and resources for sustainable progress out of poverty
In order to become a veterinarian and serve abroad, I was encouraged to start this crowdfunding page to raise support for the cost of veterinary school. I am not asking you to simply contribute toward my education, but rather invest in my mission and vision to serve people overseas who are reliant upon their animals for survival. By avoiding incurring a large amount of debt, I hope to continue serving on mission trips and also prepare for serving abroad long term. I am so humbled and grateful for the opportunity attend veterinary school and particcipate in missions, and would be honored to have you support me on my journey!
VET SCHOOL INFO:
- 4 Years
- 18-23 hrs per semester
- Tuition/Books Estimate: $96,882
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
As far back as I can remember I have had a special love and talent for working with animals. Throughout high school and college, the Lord began shaping this passion into a plan and gave me a vision to become a veterinary missionary. During my two mission trips to Honduras, I was able to see firsthand the great need for veterinary medicine and education in animal care. Overall, my acceptance into veterinary school was final confirmation of the Lord’s calling in my life to go out and serve the world with the gifts He’s given me.