Thursday, July 3, 2008

Special Request for a Special Person

Jeannie leaving for Africa
Blog friends, this is Jeannie and she is on her way to Zimbabwe. She is going with one of our doctors to do mission work. They will be doing ophthalmic surgeries for 3 weeks. She works for us part time and teaches full time. She is a bubbly, energenic woman with 4 teenagers. I would like to ask you to please pray for her and the team as they head out to this country that is in such turmoil.
I admire her so much to leave her family, her work and all things comfortable. She is heading out to a place where she will not have the many creature comforts we are used to. We had the doctor come and give a talk last year when he and his family returned and it touched us all so much. We could see the dedication and also the determination of the people that had walked for hours to have treatment for their eyes.
Yes, I have volunteered , but I have never traveled half way around the world to help people. I think these people are true heroes. Our country tends to honor athletes, pop stars, and singers that, a lot of the time, are self absorbed ego maniacs. As we look at the Independence Day of our country I reflect on some of the great heroes of the past and present day. Jeannie's family, friends, church members and co-workers all understand the sacrifice this wife and mother is making.
This trip will not be covered on the major networks or the cable news stations, but the One that created us all knows exactly what love will be shown through this work. I thank you in advance for praying for Jeannie and the team.

13 comments:

steviewren said...

I am in awe of people like Jeannie who care enough about the disadvantaged of this world to decide that being disadvantaged themselves in order to help is not such a big thing. You are right. God sees and He will bless those who give even a cup of water in His name.

steviewren said...

p.s. I am about to post a reply to your questions over on my blog. Check back there about art stuff.

nanatrish said...

I just commented on your blog to reply. I hope you check it out. You would love Jeannie. She is always joking and cutting up. I know she must be afraid to travel knowing that there is a civil war going on. I'm not really sure I could be that brave. I hope so. I am so glad that you have come to visit and please know that you have inspired me!!!!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

That country is in turmoil and a very dangerous place. May our Lord protect her every step. She is quite courageous to undertake such a peril-filled journey...I can't imagine going to a place like that...I am too chicken...

drama mama said...

You Go Jeannie! I think it's awsome! What a great experience!

Pat said...

What a wonderful mission of love and outreach! I will certainly keep Jeannie and all her fellow volunteers in my prayers.

Judy said...

I will remember Jeannie. We have friends that just returned from Zimbabwe...they spent four months there this time, but thought they may need to leave early due to the grim situation.

Barb said...

Jeannie and her team will be on the top of my prayer list. They are very brave, selfless people.

Technonana said...

Will be praying for Jeannie and all who are going on the trip!!1
Happy 4th!!

Betsy said...

Already praying....what a wonderful opportunity. She will have an impact and in return, it will change her life forever, too!

Happy 4th to you!

Keetha said...

I just found your comments on my blog and left you a reply there.

Keetha said...

Now my M-I-L has ALSO left you comments on my blog under the texting post. Enjoy!!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Nanatrish, pop over to the birdbath...I've given you an award...