Kids on the mend

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Here are 4 of the current 14 kids in our mission hospital’s nutrition center. They each have severe malnutrition, but different types – you’re looking at marasmus & kwashiorkor. These children often have underlying medical problems, like TB, which helps the malnutrition to take a strong hold on their little bodies. We recently received word that our nutrition program will no longer be receiving the usual semi annual donation shipments of food staples, such as soy bean and corn flour, dried peas/beans, oil, etc. Apparently the word (a rumor) is that World Food Bank has lost its main donors for this country, and the warehouses are empty (not a rumor – their warehouses and our container are empty). There is a possibility of the program starting up again in July, but until then, we will be adding the cost of buying those normally donated goods to an already “in the red” hospital budget.

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As Covenant missionaries, we are working with all the tribal groups of the Central African Republic (CAR) but are trying to give special attention to the Fulani, a Musxlim, cattle herding, and semi-nomadic people group. We live on an experimental/training farm, near a mission station which has a hospital plus bible and nursing schools. We are establishing relationships with the local people groups through compassion ministries; Roy through agriculture and Aleta through public health and visitation, in order, ultimately, to share the good news of Jesus the Messiah with them. CAR is one of the least developed countries in the world and is currently in continual crisis (since the coup in March 2013), so reaching out in compassion is key to reaching their hearts. Due to the ongoing conflict and resultant ethnic cleansing in CAR, we are crossing the border to interact with our Fulani contacts.
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1 Response to Kids on the mend

  1. Jenny Folsom says:

    Oh my gosh…what sweet little faces! I wish I could hug them and give them something to eat….I will be praying for these precious little ones. Thanks for posting Roy and Aleta, I enjoy reading your blog and am praying for you all.

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