This is the first article of a series on Young Living essential oils being used around the world to promote wellness.
Leaving the luxuries of her sunny Florida home far behind, Young Living Silver Sue Heath, CRNA, ARNP, CNHP, spends a busy month in the village of Ngoswani, Kenya, each year. Now in her sixth year of essential oil-infused service work, Sue has grown to love the Maasai people more than ever.
“I feel blessed beyond measure to work with, serve, and minister to the Maasai,” said Sue. “They are much like us—just in another culture.”
In this distant land where wild animals are apt to be roaming the streets stands a medical clinic started in 2008 by Sue and Dr. Tonya Hawthorne. With no electricity or running water, only the most basic of health care can be given.
Sue eagerly shares Young Living’s essential oils as part of her caregiving. The Maasai people recognize the natural elements of the oils and embrace their beneficial properties. “The oils are an absolutely vital aspect of this medical clinic,” says Heath. “People walk for miles to come and get the oils applied.”
Relying on her 50 years of experience as a nurse, Sue serves in many capacities in the clinic—from surgical assistant to labor and delivery nurse— but more importantly, she loves being affectionately referred to as the “Oils Mama.” She is well known around the clinic for saying, “I have an oil for that.”
In the next article of this series, we will join Sue for a day in the life at the clinic and discuss which Young Living products she uses with the Maasai.