Anna Hollingshead, a second year student at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU), is a leader in serving people in need. Specifically, her work with the BeLoved Ministry in Atlanta highlights her desire to assist women caught up in sex-trafficking. She worked tirelessly in coordinating a food drive for these women. She helped lead efforts to prepare a house for the recued women, including repairs, cleaning, and obtaining furniture. Anna is a proven leader as demonstrated in her service, her church, and her sport. Her enthusiasm is contagious and inspiring. She possesses the knowledge, skills and dispositions to generate change in a broken world.
My parents instilled, by example, loving and serving others passionately. This passion has directed me to dedicate my life ministering to the medical needs of others. Serving has never been a chore or inconvenience. It gives me a sense of purpose helping others accomplish their dreams and goals and giving them hope. I have been able to minister to the homeless community as well as the elderly in nursing homes playing piano for them. Additionally, I have worked with Operation Christmas Child making and organizing Christmas boxes for orphans and the impoverished around the world. The most impactful service was at BeLoved Atlanta helping women escape from the sex trafficking industry. The desire to serve others has transcended into my summer plans as I prepare to go to Indonesia to work in a local hospital and minister to the poor.