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Work and worship – Can you connect with God through your job?

What is one Christians view of the caring profession?

As a Christian can your job be a form of worship? Can that job be a calling from God? What are the highs and lows of working as a nurse? Can your faith impact how you approach your job? Discover one Christian’s experience of being a nurse in this film.

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