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.