Three of our volunteers were out in the village with Naomi and they saw the man that use to be chained up. He was doing much better and we just wanted to get the word out to all of you who prayed for him. We are told that he suffered like that for 2 months and one week. Praise the Lord he is better now. He is the man in the yellow and red stripped shirt.
It is so rewarding for me to see the fruits of my efforts. This is not something that we always get to see. This boy's mother came to me from a far away village, maybe 20 miles away. She started her journey one day and came to me the next. Her little boy is 2 1/2 years old and weighted 14 pounds. It was another case that just broke my heart when I saw him. But I was happy to hear that people are hearing about how we are helping others from further and further away.
I sat her down on my back porch and gave her a bowl of rice and beans. Food is the biggest thing here that you can give someone. I wanted to do this, not just to help her, but also to let her know I care so that I can get her to listen to me. And I believe it worked. I sat down with her and showed her the pictures of the other boy I helped. I showed her the before and after pictures to build her confidence up in me. After talking with the mother for a while and educating her, I made her some porridge and brought it to them for her to try and for the little boy to eat since he was starving. I bought some medicine at the hospital to help with any parasites that he may have and then had Tony take her almost all the way back on our four wheeler so she didn't have that far to walk.
Just this week, two weeks later, she showed up with the little boy looking so great! I was so excited to see how much he had improved. She told me that he now has enough power to stand up. I gave her some more supplies to make him the porridge with all the different nutrition in it and had Tony take her as far as he did before. She asked me if she should come back again and I told her I would like her to until we can get him walking.
Praise the Lord! Thank you God for giving us the means to help this family. Thank you for helping me know what to do. And thank you for caring for even the little children.