Laurel Houck has been traveling on the SEAPC Medical Team for over eight years. In 2018 she came on-board as the Medical Liaison. She serves to build the healthcare platform through recruitment of practitioners, coordination of medical missions, and development of funding streams to sustain this component.
Where was your first international trip? How old were you?
After many years of world travel, I began my medical adventures for the Lord ten years ago. Kenya became my first destination, serving the Maasai in the Rift Valley.
What initially inspired your heart for missions?
My first mission trip was not medical. In a small Maasai church I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the call to use my medical skills and God-given gifts for Him. That call has only increased in intensity over the years.
Where is the most memorable place you have prayer walked and why?
Meeting a handful of Burmese Christians in Myanmar during a prayer walk, and praying together, really inspired me. But the most memorable place was Nepal. I felt the spiritual warfare—I couldn’t breathe, tears ran down my cheeks, and a sense of the utmost sadness for these lost people overcame me. Thankfully, I know the end of the story: God wins.