Unlikely missionary credits God for her inspiration


Lorraine Shelstad’s plan to study at Bible college in Toronto for a year turned into a nearly 20 years of mission work in Thai hospitals.    Photo by Agnieszka Krawczynski

Lorraine Shelstad was a prairie girl on her first trip to the big city, starting what was supposed to be a year of Bible study in Toronto.

The only child of a Catholic mother and a Lutheran father who rarely went to church, Shelstad wanted to know more about her parents’ beliefs. “I didn’t know all the Bible verses you’re supposed to use to witness to people, so I thought I should go to Bible college,” she said simply.  More from the Catholic Register>>>

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