I posted a blog from Lydia yesterday. Today I wanted to post one from Anna Keffer. Anna loves Jesus and people. Something cool about that. On Saturday nights she pulls a graveyard shift at a local hospital. On Sunday morning she plays bass guitar at Crew. On Sunday afternoon she serves food at the city mission. On Sunday evening she dies. She is a supertalented nursing student at MU. She’s a Yeager scholar. If you’re not from WV then you don’t know what that is. It means that you’re so smart that the state pays for your school, books, rent, and to go on 2 international summer trips during your undergrad. It means more than that of course.
Well this summer instead of choosing some laid back study abroad. She chose to go to an underfunded hosptial in Peru to love on people and serve them in any way she can. So check it! (THE REST IS FROM ANNA KEFFER):
Well, I’ve been in Peru for a week…and describing my time thus far as “pretty stinkin’ amazing” doesn’t quite cover the experience. I’ve worked as a nurse, a doctor, a translator, an evangelist, and a friend for the past 6 days. There is so much need here. It will probably take me awhile after I return next week to really process everything.
It’s always hot and dirty down here, but all of us stink so it doesn’t really matter. I’ve treated lots of people with skin diseases, the flu, chicken pox, infections, parasites, etc. The Peruvian hospitals are unbelievable.
The children and adults down here are incredible, gracious, and hard-working. The only similarity between them and us is that we both wear clothes. The Believers down here are so enthusiastic about God and faith and living in community; their entire survival depends on community.
Well, hopefully once I get all of my thoughts organized, I can give you some more in-depth goods.
Vaya con Dios,