Dust in the Master’s Hands
Pre-recorded breakout session workshops
Barbara Okamoto, MD, FACS
Dr. Okamoto graduated from the Medical College of PA in 1979 and attended the St. Joseph Hospital General Surgery Residency program in Denver, Colorado. She became board certified in 1987 and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1992. Barb has served primarily in the Midwest, both in private practice and for HMO’s at various teaching institutions. She started doing medical mission work in 1984 and took early retirement in 2011 to pursue her love for missions. Barb has completed over 30 trips to countries within Asia, Africa, Central and South America. Her desire is to finish well for His glory.
Life is so short that we have to stop at times to take a look at the past to see where He might take us in the future. The word remember occurs about 162 times in the Bible and is obviously an important imperative that God often directs us to address. Our past definitely influences our present and future. This is a brief look of where I have been, who has been there with me, and where I see Him leading. As one of my pastors recently stated, "Faith gives God the glory today for what He promises to do tomorrow." As I look back on my life, I can see His footprints all over my life as He has carried me even now!