Linda Alastuey, RN receives United Methodist Women's Special Mission Recognition
On December 10, 2012, Fay Lawler, President of the United Methodist Women (UMW) at the First United Methodist Church in Brady, Texas, presented Linda Alastuey with the group’s 'Five Star Special Mission Recognition Award’. The UMW is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. At a congregational-level, the UMW present the ‘Special Mission Recognition’ to those who have dedicated time and effort to service.
Linda has served as Wesley Nurse at the First United Methodist Church in Brady for the past four years. She was selected, along with two other recipients, for her exemplary service in helping the community, and for her contributions to the congregation. Along with receiving a lapel pin and certificate as a token of appreciation for their service, a gift to support global UMW mission work was given in each recipient's name.
"It was an honor to be selected for this annual award by women whom I greatly admire and who have supported so many worthwhile projects and missions throughout the years. I am especially grateful for being placed in my role as Wesley Nurse at the First United Methodist Church in Brady. I have great respect for the work of Methodist Healthcare Ministries and the Wesley Nurse Health Ministries™ program. The people I meet each day inspire me to be a better person and be worthy of the work God has led me to do," explains Linda.