Comments from Visitors to the Nar Sarah Clinic

It is apparent that those who work at the clinic are very dedicated and want to serve those around them. If it was not there, so many more people would suffer or die. The people will always be close to my heart. We were treated like family by so many people. It was difficult to leave. I will do my best to see about coming back sometime and/or encouraging other doctors to go.Dr. Mark Rosen
I felt like if I could just sit in a room where Peacemaker, Dorcas, and Theresa were working, I would become a better person by virtue of my association with them. I have rarely encountered anyone more wholly devoted to others than the three of them are; I have faith in the success of any project with which they are involved. Their work is truly inspiring and I wish them all the bestClaire McKeever; Littleton, Colorado
The streets are lined with people selling a HUGE variety of goods. The whole situation is unsettling. Here is a people, trying to work with the very limited means and opportunity allotted them and yet they receive so little for their efforts… if anything. These people aren’t lazy, this isn’t poverty as its defined in America where it can be oh so easily blamed on laziness and poor life choices. No, my point is that in this definition of poverty there is no such thing as a poor life choice…life made up its mind before you were even born. Thus I see a people who are far from lazy. My guess is they would be some of the hardest working people on the globe if opportunity would allow them to bear witness before the world. I can only imagine the proverbial five-star restaurant they would turn a McDonalds into. But sadly they don’t even have the opportunity to try. One could be the hardest working, honest, respectful, straight A student imaginable and still struggle to afford food and shelter, that alone rise out of this new found definition of poverty. It breaks my heart. It really makes one appreciate that job he dreads going to every day. That job we all to often complain under pays us. Ironically I’ve come to realize it is that very dreaded job that we should look up to the sky and give much thanks forJustine Woodiel
I can safely say the drive to Kabala and entering Kabala, I saw more beautiful sights then I have everseen. I still cannot believe that I am here. God is present here for sure and I can feel it. I feel it in the beautiful scenery and in the smiles on all the faces waiting to greet us.Heather Patterson
Our few days in Sierra Leone have been absolutely astounding. A thousand journal pages on a thousand pictures could not capture the essence of the place….a new surprise waits around every corner. The beauty and lushness of the country speak for themselves. But the images of Sierra Leone come back to the people – and these are images both terrifically beautiful and profoundly disturbing! The mothers in their fabulously colorful dress, tending their children or selling their wares with ever so much serenity and patience. Perhaps too much patience? The young men with seemingly too little to do. do they comprehend the difference between their lives and what lies in the outside world? How angry are they? Ho long will they wait? And always the children. So lovable, so gregarious, so numerous, so needy and what will their future be like?Gordon Smith
It is apparent that those who work at the clinic are very dedicated and want to serve those around them. If it was not there, so many more people would suffer or die. The people will always be close to my heart. We were treated like family by so many people. It was difficult to leave. I will do my best to see about coming back sometime and/or encouraging other doctors to go.Dr. Mark Rosen