L.I.N.K.S. - 2012 TO 2014
Following the death of her husband on their honeymoon, Carolyn Myatt struggled with her relationship with God and her understanding of His ways. Yet tenderly and gently God led her back to himself and called her to be His servant on the mission field.
As a medical missionary, Carolyn accomplished tremendous things, including the initiation of the Community-Based Health Care program in both India and Papua New Guinea. And while the road God has led her down has been rocky at times, Carolyn knows it is God’s call that has sustained her.
Mrs. Carolyn Myatt (retired)
1200 McGovern Road - Apartment "F"
Houston, PA 15342-1047
October to March:
3335 S. Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803
c. (863) 370-6535
Birthday: February 2, 1935 (Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania)
Served in India 1965-1994
Papua New Guinea 1994-2001
Books by and about Carolyn Myatt
A note to CCD from Carolyn:
I am excited to be one of your LINKS missionaries for the 2013-2015 period! As a medical missionary nurse, who administered Reynolds Memorial (Nazarene) Hospital in Washim, central India, I traveled on your district District several years ago. My dear former colleague in India, Hilda Moen, lived in Saskatoon and I stayed with her during that deputation tour and then I traveled by bus to Alberta. In my mind's memory I can see beautiful grain silo(s) and smell the wonderful aroma of that grain that wafts in the breezes across your plains. Maybe it is so memorable for me since I grew up in a farming community in Pennsylvania. Add to that the fact that my husband was a "Down East"-born Nova Scotian and you will understand why I'm so excited to be "your" retired LINKS missionary.
I served in medical missions in central India from 1965 to 1994. I was transferred to Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1994 to expand the fledging community-based program that Evelyn Weins(another Canadian) had started in the community of Domil years earlier Evelyn would be astounded to see the progress that community has made since her death. It is like "progress arising from the 'ashes of Evelyn's death' ". I retired in the year 2000, leaving behind a community-based health care (CBHC) program that the PNG Department of Health used as the model they desired for the country. It all happened very rapidly. The PNG program then has spread to the surrounding islands, including Vanavatu and The Solomon Islands under the continuing leadership of Becky Morsch and many very fine PNG'ers! (If you still have the reading books from a couple of years ago, you can read about the CBHC program in PNG in one of the missions books entitled, "Why This Road, the Carolyn Myatt Story" by Betty Howard.)
Seven months of the year I live in Pennsylvania. November through March I live in Florida where I have a job as Registrar for the Florida Holiness Campgrounds, Inc. in Lakeland, Florida.
Lakeland, by its very name tells you that it has many, many lakes. Beautiful white swans glide on the pastel blue waters of these lakes. In fact Queen Elizabeth gave the city of Lakeland several black swans to balance the plethora of white ones that live and bred in these waters.. Beautiful!
The weather today is bright, sunny (82 [F]) with a slight breeze. Absolutely balmy! God has given me a great gifts in retirement by allowing me to spend the winters in Florida, add a bit of money to my budget and still allowing me to spend 7 months in my beautiful town-house in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania. My Pennsylvania home is in a semi-rural area (with deer in the'woods' and horses in the field "just across the road) about 30-45 minutes from down-town Pittsburgh ("Go Pittsburgh Steelers") with its unbelievable medical facilities.
I have used those medical facilities (at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) far more frequently than I would have wished! In 2008, the world-famous surgeon, Dr. Blair Jobe [(he performed the second surgery in the world that healed a patient of stage four cancer of the stomach by using adult stem cells) removed my esophagus.! Does that make me famous, as well???? He removed my esophagus in a cutting-edge, minimally-invasive surgery that allows me to take food normally (instead of a 'feeding tube in my tummy'') WOW! I'm glad for that. What would I do without the taste of food?
In 2009, I turned my ankle as I stepped down from a low step. The force threw me into a sturdy wooden fence. The result? A fracture of my right upper arm that now lights up airport scanning machines with its 8 inch plate and 14 screws!