Janice Coates

About Me: 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist currently transitioning from full time work at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital to part time student at Calvin Theological Seminary. End goals not yet revealed to me by God but I am concerned about the issues of Pastors and boundaries, pastoral Care and training, or lack thereof as well as many issues pertaining to our children and adolescents and faith formation as well as social pressures and Christian values.

Interests: 

Praying for God's leading in my life as to how and where He wants to use me and my experiences and career training to further His kingdom and leading the church body in taking a stand on social issues.

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No End in Sight?

Before I left for this trip it was my understanding that Israel had reclaimed their rightful ownership of the Holy Land from a terrorist group named Hamas. Over the past four weeks, I have learned many things to challenge this viewpoint.

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Hello from the Holy Land

Mariano, Sarah and I went to a time of prayer hosted by a Muslim Inman, a Jewish woman and a Christian pastor. We ended the time together by all joining hands as we formed a circle and sang, "We Shall Overcome." Amazing! Moving! Most were weeping as we prayed...

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