OMS Outreach Jan-Apr 2013 - Page 30

Willing to Count the Cost By Beka Mech, Missionary in the Philippines, One Mission Society “You’re Hillary, the nurse! We need you!” These were the words Hillary Faas heard in Spanish within 30 seconds of arriving at MEFI, the One Mission Society-related drop-in center for street kids in Mexico City. Hillary was just visiting the center for the weekend while finishing her seven-week college language course in Guadalajara, when God perfectly orchestrated the timing of her visit. Two people needed a nurse that day. One man had a gaping wound on his calf that was covered by a dirty white sock; the other youth had injured his eye during an explosion. Hillary set to work, making a makeshift eye patch and dressing the other man’s leg wound. God had truly brought her at the perfect time. Hillary interned at the OMS World Headquarters in the summer of 2011. Then, during her senior year at Purdue University, she applied to serve for one year with OMS. Hillary now serves as a missionary nurse at the MEFI drop-in cen- 30