By Bonnie Larson

Dr. Benjamin Carson, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center neurosurgeon, was the guest of honor at the annual Provision International Missions Banquet at their home town, Billings, Montana on October 26, 2013.

Dr. Carson is best known for successfully separating conjoined at the head twins and controlling brain seizures. He is a well-known inspirational speaker, author and philanthropic leader.

In 2008, Dr. Carson received the highest civilian award, Presidential Medal of Freedom.
A child of Detroit once saw a grim future became a scholar, a healer, and a leader,” said President George W. Bush.

“I am humbled by President Bush’s recognition of my work,” says Carson.

“I am extremely grateful that he chose to honor me not only for my work as a neurosurgeon, but also for my efforts to improve the lives of America’s youth. I am blessed to have the opportunity to pursue both paths, which I consider equally important.”

Dr. Carson holds more than 40 honorary doctorate degrees and hundreds of other awards. He says, “Knowledge is the key that unlocks all the doors.”

Supporting the humanitarian efforts of Provincial International, Dr. Carson graced the annual Provincial Missions Banquet with soft-spoken wisdom, humor and inspiration.

Provision International, a charitable organization, raises funds and supplies to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, build shelters, send medical supplies and lead mission trips at home and abroad.

Lay Minister, Bonnie Larson of Libby, Montana attended the Missions Banquet. Personally meeting Dr. Carson, Lance Lanning, head of Provision International, Claudette Schlitter, vocalist, Bonnie is most impressed with the humility, compassion and heart-felt ministry of each individual.

Dr. Carson and Bonnie Larson