|Interns From Near and Far
Baboucar Diallo was a farmer in Senegal. After he became a Christian, he left his country because of persecution by his Muslim family. He came to the States, but two years ago had a serious accident at his job. As a result, he lost his job and apartment and ended up living in a shelter in Brooklyn. Through Living Waters Fellowship, a long-time NYCR partner, he heard about us and started to volunteer. He became an intern in July. “This is the best thing that has happened to me,” Baboucar states gratefully.
Stephen Hetzel graduated high school in June and decided to take a year off to do missionary work. Pete Willcox from Calvary Tabernacle introduced him to us and he came on board in September. “Working on The Bus is fun and rewarding,” Stephen says.
Johanna Soukka worked in an after-school program in Finland when God began to challenge her about the poor in America. Some time later, a friend showed her a magazine article about Hanne, our first intern from Finland. This fall, Johanna was going to work with children in Namibia but changed her plans and came here instead. She sent her visa application to the U.S. Embassy on the day of the terrorist attack and bravely came at a time when some are leaving New York for good. “If something is to happen, it can happen anywhere,” Johanna ponders. “I trust that my life is in God’s secure hands.”
Written in 2001.
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