Letter from the Executive Director on COVID-19
“Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.” – Albert Schweitzer
During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, we encourage our current and new Fellows, as well as all Fellows for Life, to serve the vulnerable and those in need safely and in ways that follow the guidance of their sites, the CDC and local authorities.
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship has been serving vulnerable people since World War II, and our local Schweitzer Fellowship program in the Houston-Galveston area has been training servant leaders in healthcare for more than 12 years.
Our Fellows don’t just stand ready to serve: they are already serving, and leading, every day since this pandemic started, and they will continue. If there was ever a need for the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, it is now and it is here. We are proud that our Fellows and Fellows for Life are not just extending themselves with the compassion and spirit of Schweitzer, but are doing what they – we – value and are trained to do as servant leaders: looking for gaps in care, finding the underserved and leading the effort to meet those needs.
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” -Albert Schweitzer
The spirit of Albert Schweitzer and his legacy can be found in our Fellows all around us, every day.
Houston Strong. Houston Safe. Houston Serves.