Once again the Prairie ROCKS class had the great blessing of hearing from a faithful resident of the Camas Prairie. It never ceases to amaze our class what deep faith runs through the members of our fine community.
Karla Krogh did an excellent job relating her experience of helping her husband, Jeff, recover from a serious head and neck injury he sustained in a race car accident.
Karla told the class that it was very difficult knowing there was absolutely nothing she could do to help as she stood by while Jeff was in a coma. There was only one thing she could do for him - and that was to pray. In class the day after Karla’s visit, we stressed the importance of opening ourselves up to God as a true friend---to be real with God. Karla is a great example of a person who practices selfless love and an openness to the graces God showers upon us, but we must be empty of ourselves in order to receive and use the graces.
The students recognized many virtues in Karla’s story. They mentioned faithfulness, devotion to duty, courage and generosity. We also discussed the virtue of detachment as the students tried to imagine what it would be like to leave behind all of their belongings for a whole year. After the accident, Jeff and Karla spent nearly a year in a Denver hospital. They were never able to return to their home in North Carolina.
Prairie ROCKS has become an extremely valuable part of the Prairie Faith Formation Program. Please consider contacting Leah Prigge [208-962-2357] to volunteer to share part of your story with our high school PFFP students. It is time well spent and very valuable in the Catholic education of our high school students.