Her mom and dad have had 7 kids including her. They live far back in the mountains behind Cazale. They work the land to provide for themselves and their kids. They plant corn and beans and pray that the rain comes and they have a good crop. Each week the parents travel many hours by foot to sell their produce in hopes of making a little money to provide for their family. Yesterday morning Mirlene’s mom and her aunt began walking to the clinic. They left before the sun was up to get here early. They walked, and walked and walked, taking turns carrying her as she was so heavy. The picture below is from their village to the back side of Cazale. Not an easy walk. They arrived after a 6 hour walk hike to the clinic.
The clinic was opened yesterday for our HIV and TB patients but we saw her and admitted her into the Rescue Center yesterday.
She is in a lot of pain, she is dying and we are going to do everything we can to save her. Her mom and aunt we very thankful that we had a place to take her in. They were not sure at first what was causing her to swell up and be so tired all the time. We talked and I assured her that her solution is simple, food, good food with lots of protein. She was happy that it was that simple. She was happy it was not a curse someone had put on her daughter, she was happy there was a solution to her daughters illness.
We will begin her slowly on food and the medika mamba. We will love her, we will hold her and we will pray for her to be healed. Will you join me in this adventure of one child of thousands that are sick and malnourished. I am not asking much just for each of you join me in praying for her, think of her throughout the day and be thankful for the blessings that you have now.
Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)
1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.