Missionaries reflecting on mission service – Rebecca Duerst

Posted on March 15, 2011 by Franklin Ishida

Rebecca taught science in Namibia at Oshigambo High School. She did this for a couple years following studies that led to a PhD in molecular biology and immunology as well as a master’s in teaching. For Rebecca, mission service was a way for taking her into the realm of the practical, a way to serving God and church. After her mission service with the ELCA, she began studies in public health in order to further engage in global mission.


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  1. Jessica McCallum said,

    on March 17th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I just studied abroad in Namibia and it was an experience that I wouldn’t give up for anything. What area of the country was the school you served? In the north?

  2. Jason S said,

    on March 18th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    This video helps me reflect back on my experiences from OHS, and I recall the school community looking out for each other. When there were unexpected water shortages or freshly made popcorn, students and teachers would share the burden & happiness.