Just over a week ago, I discovered that his feet and hands of this young boy seemed to be rotting away. He's probably twelve or thirteen, but he doesn’t know. What we do know is that both of his parents have died and he lives with his grandmother.
On Friday, David took him to our local hospital. Thankfully, tests confirmed that it isn’t leprosy, but the healing will be hard and painful. Currently, he's staying in town with David who is ensuring he is cared for during the healing process and he is already doing so much better!!!
The ECHO Project has provided medicine, soap, water buckets, some new clothes and bedding for him.
While at the hospital, David met a group that is like the American welfare system that helps people in need, but their resources are limited. They spoke about their need for help and were very interested in us sharing Jesus with those they work with. In order to see what they were doing, David went out with them on Friday afternoon and was brought to tears when he told us the story. One of the people they visited was Amina. She is sick and just gave birth to a baby 8 days ago on the side of the road because she didn't have a place to live.
Lisa returned with a couple of the christians on Tuesday who jumped in to help this single mother of two who is very weak, wash clothes and dishes and clean up the compound where she is currently staying.
|Food items and soap|
|Helping Amina cook|
|Washing her dishes|
The ECHO Project is providing her with baby formula, vitamins, food, and some needed bedding.
We will continue to follow up and ask for your prayers as we strive to "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. . .the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice." Proverbs 31:8
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