Surely I’m not the only one listening to rap music in the carpool, right?
My friend Lynn Ann has a job, 4 young kids, a minivan, and every reason in the world not to take a trip to a third world country at this stage in her life. But she had one quiet, nagging, persistent reason to go.
Just a few months ago, she was shopping for medical supplies along with her friends–ready to support their medical service trip to Peru. But surely this was not the trip for her. It just wasn’t the right timing (still paying off hospital bills from those last two babies, y’all). It was most definitely not convenient (ever traveled to a third world country with a breast pump?). It was not glamorous (ever washed sores on villagers’ feet?). Lynn Ann has.
Because she decided to listen to that quiet voice that said, “Isn’t this why you became a nurse in the first place? Isn’t this the stuff that gives your life the inspiration that makes it worth living?”
You can either lose yourself in the bills and the schedules and the stuff of life. Or you can lose yourself in the stuff that gives you life.
Life doesn’t offer many invitations to take the time to do something that fuels you. You have to fight for it. Consider this your invitation to hear from someone who did. But hear this: it’s not just about Lynn Ann’s experience in Peru. It’s about you and your “one reason.”
We hope you’ll join us this Thursday, October 25 and leave just a little more in touch with that quiet, nagging voice that’s trying, ever so delicately, to lead you to your moment.
Community Relations Director
WHAT: Woman Connecting Across Continents: Stories of Inspiration, Hope and Courage
WHEN: Thursday, October 25th
TIME: 8:00 pm EST
On October 10, 2018 Something New volunteers traveled to San Juan to run a health campaign. This included school assemblies about hand washing, brushing teeth, and drinking clean water. Some village residents also had their medical needs tended to, including blood pressure checks and foot care!
With a little help from their friends, the people of San Juan built a new library for their schools. Something New helped purchase supplies, while the teachers, parents and kids worked together to create a beautiful new learning space. Students sang and performed to celebrate its grand opening!