In this episode, we discovered the inspiring story of Ruthie Burt Cornwell. The youngest of five children, Ruthie grew up on a 48-acre farm in North Pennsylvania during the depression in America. Ruthie’s early years would be used by God for the future He had planned for her with mission work in Bolivia and Peru.
While in Bolivia, Ruthie was given the task of running a medical clinic. Despite her lack of medical training, she successfully treated thousands of patients with God’s help, and the use of some medical encyclopedias she received. Nothing could have prepared her for all the ailments she treated, the people she met, the dangers she faced, and the life she would live in the jungle. Ruthie loved and embraced every challenge with joy. Her story is one of joy and adventure, even under adverse and primitive conditions.
- Chosen Before Birth: The Missionary Biography of Ruthie Burt Cornwell by Ruthie Burt Cornwell