Little tiny Hammadou hanging on tenaciously

This morning as Lori and I made our way through the rooms in the maternity ward, praying for the new moms and the waiting-to-be moms and the moms who just lost their babies, we met Hammadou and his mama.   Hammadou was born early, a premie probably weighing 2 pounds max, and here he is, a month later, having grown a bit in length, but not with much poundage added.  It turns out the mom doesn’t have much milk to offer, and she was taught very well how to take care of a bottle and mix formula, but she was only feeding him formula once a day.  We were able to help out a bit with explaining in fulfulde all about how often to give formula etc.  When I went back in the afternoon, she had already given him 3 feedings, every 2 hours!  Yippee! And he was trying to nurse as well.  Please pray for Hammadou, that he will grow big and strong, that God will bless him and his family.

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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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