Little Moseline died over the weekend as well as Operet ( the child with the cleft lip/palete). These were both very difficult for me to deal with. Very draining and very not fair in my eyes. Moseline’s mom is still here and is planning to return home on Saturday.
There is a new team that arrived today. They are from Hickory Grove Church in Delphi, IN. This is an 8 member team 4 ladies and 4 men. We are looking forward to having a great week with them. Lots of fun things planned.
I have admitted 6 new children into the RC this past week, 4 of them today.
This is Joana. She is 16 months old and weighs 15.8 pounds. She is suffering from kwashiorkor, fever and a cold.
This is Milienne. She is 4 years old and weighs 14 pounds. Let me write that again-4 years old and 14 pounds. Both of her parent have died. She was brought to the clinic by her aunt today. Her aunt told me she could not take care of her and did not want her. I asked why? She said that she has to leave her at home during the day to work. She cannot take care of her. I asked her if she really did not want her or if the way life was that made her not want her. She said life here is hard. She will not give her up for adoption. She was walking and talking a few months ago. She is unable to do both now. She can lock her legs and lean on you, but not support her weight. She needs your prayers. 4 years old and 14 pounds.
This is Sineldo. She was reffered to us by a clinic at Mission Lifeline. She is 15 months old and weighs 17 pounds. Also suffering from kwashiorkor. She is not eating or drinking milk well.
This is Tchelo. He is 5 months old and a healthy baby. His mom died just a few weeks ago. The father is unable to work and take care of the baby. He tried to leave the child with someone and they were not watching him well. He has two other children to support and has to work. He wants us to keep him for a few months until he can figure out what to do for his third son.
This is Louisse. He is 5 years old and weighs 29 pounds. A few weeks ago his body was so swollen from the effect of kwwashiorkor his family could not carry him to the clinic. He is in a delicate stage right now. He is also the brother of two twins girls here Faith and Hope.
This is Davidson. His dad arrived here on Monday afternoon. He had walked down to the clinic over 6 hours. His first son and only child fell into a pot of hot bean sauce. He was working in the field and they came and told him. He ran home and did not even change his clothes. He grabbed his son and took off for the clinic. He was so worried about his wife, he said she was very upset when he left and it was so late that he was not going to be able to make it back up that night to see if she was okay. A very loving and caring father. He is burned on his back and over a large part of his head.
I feel like this post has no emotion at all from me in it. I felling emotionally drained. Not just drained, dried up and shrived up with no water in site to replished me. I have been listening to this song today over and over today. Because I need Him and I feel like I am going under at times. I need you God! I need a week with no death, no suffering, no pain, no hunger, no problems, no worries, I am just feeling like that is not in the plan of life right now for me. Pray for me.
When I think I’m going under, part the waters, Lord
When I feel the waves around me, calm the sea
When I cry for help, oh, hear me
Lord and hold out Your hand
Touch my life
Still the raging storm in me
I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford
I need Thee, O I need Thee
Every hour I need Thee
O bless me now, my Savior
I come to Thee
I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain
Come quickly and abide, or life is vain