A person’s mission field is between their own two feet and wherever they happen to be, according to Brandon Smith, PA-C at Firm Foundations Healthcare Center in Liberty, and Smith is thankful his mission has kept him in the community he loves.
At a patient appreciation event on Saturday, March 2, to mark the 10-year anniversary of the clinic, Smith said, “When I look back and see the pieces that God put together for me to have the opportunity to practice and stay in Liberty, I am amazed.”
According to Smith, statistics show that 50 percent of mid-level providers and doctors change jobs in the first year.
“I’ve had two jobs and both of them have been in Liberty, Texas. I plan on staying here for the rest of my life,” he said. “Without the patients, there is no way this would work, and I am thankful for the opportunity to help them.”
Smith’s daughter, Alexandria, a senior at Liberty High School, plans to follow her father into medicine and possibly join him at the clinic in the years to come.
“I want to come home after college to help with the clinic but I also want to be involved with missions, possibly taking mission trips every year to open up this ministry to others,” she said.
The patient appreciation day included family-friendly activities such as games, a moonwalk, barbecue sandwiches, sweets and drinks. Patients were also encouraged to drop prayer requests in a box so that staff could pray for them later.
Firm Foundations is located at 1201 N. Travis St. in Liberty. For more information, call 936-334-8800.