Team Blog: Friday, 25 October, 2019
Today was a busy day for the October Team under the bright blue sky in Sierra Leone. We started our day praising our awesome God with the incredible Mercy Hospital staff. We participated in the Mercy Mission Nutrition Program for infants. Mothers brought their babies from far and wide to have them weighed, and measured to determine the nutritional status. Where indicated, the mothers are provided with supplemental food to ensure the baby's health. The moms are dedicated in returning to clinic with their babies for monitoring, follow up and progression. (insert photo)
Along with the Sponsor-A-Child (SAC) coordinators, the Team visited two schools where some of the sponsored Child Rescue Centre children were in class. The children were excited to be in school reporting that they are performing well and happy with their families. They greeted us with enthusiasm. It was clear that the children have a close bond with their SAC coordinators.
Next on the agenda was a trip to the market for fabric and supplies with our amazing caretaker, Fudia. To end the day we had a visit with our miracle boy, Abu Bakarr who was burned over 2/3 of his body in December, 2016. He is successful in school and has successfully promoted to class/grade 6. He enjoys playing with his friends after school with his favorite game, of course, football/soccer. We visited him at home with his large family who has been supportive throughout his recovery. They lavished praises on the programs and support provided by Mercy Hospital,the Child Rescue Centre and the grace of God for Abu Bakarr’s current progress and school success. Please see the next Helping Children Worldwide newsletter for the full story. In the midst of these projects, facility work and maintenance continued.
In Matthew 10:8 Jesus tells us, “Freely we have been given, freely give.” I see “church” as an action verb. We can follow Jesus in His gospel mission. We can:
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