Monday, June 2, 2014

JUNE UPDATE: Seeking to serve one individual at a time

We will be starting up our blog again this month, in order to share what God is doing through The ECHO Project as we strive to meet people's physical needs.

This past week, Scott drove to Maputo (about seven hours) to take this sweet young man to the central hospital for medical help. He has hydrocephalus, and it has got to the point where he is struggling greatly physically. He's unable to move his legs and more recently his right arm. While he has been going to the local hospital for therapy, they do not have the equipment here in Inhambane to do the necessary tests that would determine if surgery is still an option.

God had opened doors for Scott to take him, including a meeting with a Russian neurosurgeon who helped set up the appointment with the doctor in the capital. Unfortunately, once they arrived, they discovered that machine needed to do the scans is broken, so they were not able to do the tests and will have to return.

What is so amazing about this young man is that he is always smiling and never complains. He is a joy to be around despite the pain he is constantly in. He loves Jesus and always has a smile to offer you. Please pray for him and for his mother who his his caregiver. The ECHO Project will continue giving them monthly food packets as they have to stay in town to continue his physical therapy. We will be following up with the doctor to arrange for him to return as soon as the machine is fixed. Scott was able to get him a collar that will help hold his head up, so that will be a big help for him.

Scott took him and his mother out to ice cream while in the capital!
Another thing that is hard to take care of where we live is eye exams and glasses. While Scott was in Maputo he took this young man (below) in for an eye exam. He recently moved to the capital to attend university. While he is top in his class, he has been having great difficulties with his eyes. This will be a huge blessing for him and his studies.

Thanks so much for stopping by. You can watch a short ECHO Project video here 
and find out how you can help us help others through The ECHO Project on our website.

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