Spring 2002
Volume 6 Number 3
 

 

 

 

 



Unexpected Paralysis: In Dire Health, PTS Alum Fights to Live

by Kent Annan

Tuesday morning, January 23 of last year: Julia Robinson, Class of 1985, collapsed while brushing her teeth, used her arms to drag herself across the floor (“my legs were like spaghetti”), and dialed 911. By the time the ambulance arrived she was okay. 

Julia Robinson That night: Brushing her teeth before bed (“a dangerous activity for me!” she laughs), Robinson collapsed again, her friend called 911, she was taken to the hospital, and by the next morning she was paraplegic. 

Robinson, 46, who lives in Pasadena, California, remains paraplegic to this day and has spent the last year at death’s door. 

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Unexpected Movement: On Becoming a Missionary to Albania

by Kent Annan

  “Art, you’ve done well here,” former PTS president James McCord said to him in 1968. “You don’t have the right to deny God the opportunity to use you someday. So get off your ass and go back to class. And may the Lord go with you.”Wares

So Art Ware, after six years of dropping into and out of seminary (unsure whether to pursue a vocation in ministry or in education), reenrolled and earned his M.Div. from Princeton in 1969. He went on to a successful career as a junior high and high school administrator  and was also actively involved as a layman and elder in local Presbyterian congregations. Then in 1996, with retirement on the horizon, Ware and his wife, Eloise, decided to forgo the temptation to rest on their, well, laurels, and instead became missionaries to Albania.

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