Hope Present And Future – Angola Day 21

July 19th, 2014 by Nicholas Comninellis

steve-foster-petra-kalukembeSteve Foster, left, has lived and served in Angola since 1978. A fully Board Certified Canadian surgeon, Foster and his classy wife Peggy over the last thirty-six years raised four children, save thousands from early death, and continue to inspire tomorrow’s healthcare personnel in this stark nation. Steve Foster was my mentor at Kalukembe Hospital when I first arrived in Angola in the 1990s. Today he and I are on site together back at Kalukembe, where Foster is mentoring Petra Schmid. A Swiss national, medical student, and earnest Christ-follower, Petra possesses those rare, Foster-like qualities of vision, faith, endurance, and social graces that should reassure us all that, as in a very dark hour Samwise Gamgee said to Frodo Baggins, “There’s still some good left in this world… and it’s worth fighting for!”