Saturday, April 18, 2015

Respect for Dr. Foster, medical hero in Angola: WSJ

Angolan families in Quivanda: Karl Janzen photo
This kind of an opinion piece isn't found every day. Character wins over criticism.

Nicholas Kristof, writing in the Wall Street Journal, takes the position that, even though public opinion is often directed against evangelicals, Dr. Stephen Foster is the type of person that no one can criticise.

Dr. Foster has battled a six foot cobra, watched polio attack his son, lived through the Marxist war and spent 37 years bringing health and well-being to Angolans.

Kristof writes, "Armed soldiers once tried to kidnap 25 of his male nurses, and when Foster ordered the gunmen off the property, he said, they fired Ak-47 rounds near his feet. He held firm, and they eventually retreated without the nurses.

"The next time you hear someone at a cocktail party mock evangelicals, think of Dr. Foster and those like him. These are folks who don’t so much proclaim the gospel as live it."

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