Volunteers Are the Best

When we worked at Diospi Suyana Hospital in Curahuasi, Peru we loved our short term volunteers. The first time they came it was nice to get to know them. But then the second or third time they came it was a great treat! We knew them already, and we could rejoin our friendship that was formed previously. And there was something about the sensation that we were not forgotten, and that they were in it with us. We have been fortunate to even visit some of these friends in the US when we have come home. And now we are making an entire new set of short term volunteer friends in Kijabe. I know we will be so glad to see them when they return again in the future. If you want to do short term missions, find your place, and then go. Then go again. You will be a blessing to those who receive you.

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Dr. John comes almost every year with his wife to Kijabe Hospital

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Dr. Paul is a long term short term visitor. He is in Kijabe for a year

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Visiting Dr. Rob in Las Vegas on our way to the west coast

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While we were in Peru, Deb came a couple times working with a different mission, but she visited us and we went to see her when she was in Cuzco. A highlight of every December! And now also a highlight for us when we see her in Dallas.

One thought on “Volunteers Are the Best

  1. As a short term visitor elsewhere I thank you for this encouragements. Sometimes I worry that us short term volunteers take too much time away from missionaries’ regular work and lives. I am very grateful for the work that people like your family are doing. Special greetings to your children. -Marty

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