Hershel and Janetta Hill

They have many wonderful life stories to tell, but none more vibrant than those about their current ministry. Every Monday for the past 18 years, they have been visiting patients in the oncology unit at Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Virginia, about ten miles from their home. It is a ministry that brings extra sparkle to their eyes and voices. Hershel usually goes immediately to the ward to be with the patients, sometimes offering prayer, but always being present in love. Janetta begins her visit by seeing to the family facilities—children’s toys, kitchen, refrigerator, and waiting room. She then spends🔒

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Kara Newell retired as executive director of AFSC early in 2000. She is a member of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oregon.

Posted in: Features, January 2001

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