Congratulations to South Main member Dr. Luis Campos for being nominated for the prestigious ?Being Edinburgh? award. The award is presented annually to an alumnus of Edinburgh University who, as explained on the university website, is ??making a difference in ways that aren't always visible, but whose actions positively affect others?we want this award to highlight individuals whose lives articulate this idea of a shared something, and who make us proud to be connected to their passion, their drive and their brilliance.? This year, there were 85 nominations, and the award panel selected Luis as one of the four finalists. Click here to read more about the ?Being Edinburgh? award.
After being raised in Peru, Luis immigrated to Scotland at the age of 16 and graduated from the Edinburgh Medical School in 1969. Luis and Ruth met in Scotland and were married there before moving to the United States. Prior to his recent retirement, Luis had a long and distinguished career as a cardiologist in Houston. He has consistently combined this with a dedication to Christian service and humanitarian work. In 2003 Luis and Ruth founded Operacion San Andres (OSA) to aid the severely deprived community of Collique, on the northern outskirts of Lima, Peru. The impact of OSA continues to grow each year, and this ministry has become a major component of South Main's international mission efforts.
Luis and Ruth have been active in all phases of church life at SMBC, and both were selected as Honored Deacons in 2017. Please join us in congratulating Luis Campos for being selected by his alma mater as a finalist for this year's ?Being Edinburgh? award.