Editor’s note: This letter arrived after the RAM (Remove Area Medical) event but the writer asked for it to run because the message is powerful.
To the Editor:
A couple of months back, I heard a sermon at Mount Calvary Baptist Church called "Acres of Diamonds.” I am still MOVED and inspired by the sermon I heard from Deacon Ed Connor. Ed reminded me (1) with the right motivations, a small church can turn into a college, a hospital, and one of the largest churches in the world and (2) everything we need is RIGHT HERE, acres of diamonds, in our own backyard. I remember the tears falling from my eyes thinking "Southside is definitely a field filled with diamonds" and this RAM experience has proven that statement TRUE!
As you are aware, June 23 & 24, 2018 is our FREE Remote Area Medical (RAM) experience and Sparkey Hearing Foundation is donating our hearing aids. Well, this morning I spoke to a "diamond and audiologist", Cheryl Wray, who said, Sparkey donates top-of-the-line behind the ear hearing aids retail at about 6-8K a pair. What? Really? Are you saying that not only will our clinic receive talented, skillful dentists, doctors, specialists, nurses, and general volunteers donating their time and talent; but GOOD PRODUCTS, too?
Winning as ONE,
Elise M. Brown
Serving Southside Virginia
To read the entire letter pick up the June 27, 2018 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.