Sunday, February 05, 2006

Wife of Seahawk's Coach is in the Congo

I learned tonight at a Super Bowl party that Mike Holmgren and his wife Kathy are committed Christians connected with the Covenant Church and North Park University. Here is a link to last Sunday's Tribune article about them and a quote from it.
Sunday at 5:25 p.m.--just after midnight in the Congo--as Mike Holmgren realizes his dream of taking a second NFL team to the Super Bowl, his wife will be fulfilling hers a world away in Africa.
In 1970, Kathy Holmgren was a young nurse and recent graduate of North Park College (now University) in Chicago who shelved her goal of becoming a medical missionary to get married and start a family. Kathy loved the year of missionary work she spent in the former Belgian Congo healing the sick but loved even more the young man she'd met at a church camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California when both were 13.

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