Short-Term Volunteer Experience at Mungeli Christian Hospital
After a visit to Mungeli, India in 2010 as a lead chaplain for a People-to-People Pilgrimage with a group of graduated students from the University of Georgia, Toni Kemp was transformed forever. Her experience in Mungeli at both the hospital and school drew her attention to caring for people holistically. When she returned to the states she began working on the concept of integrating spiritual care with medical care as a part of a multi-disciplinary care plan to attend to the whole person.
On January 9, 2011 Toni, a chaplain with a vision and her colleague Dr. Emmanuel Lartey a well known professor of pastoral care and theology from Candler School of Theology, Emory University embarked on a new adventure in mission to share their knowledge about caring for people holistically. It was the result of a great deal of conversation and many, many emails that began with a dialogue between Toni, an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Director of Christian Hospital Mungeli, Dr. Anil Henry, Global Ministries missionary.