Days ago I found myself thinking about last year at this time, when I had just returned from a trip to Kabul and how thankful I was for my time with the mothers there, and about Thanksgiving and what it means to be truly thankful. I also started reflecting on the Psalms and God as the object of our praise.
In the midst of this, I was drawn back to our monthly prayer guide archives….pages and pages of prayer and praises over the years of CURE’s existence.
And what did this piece of CURE history show? It showed that God’s love endures forever. It showed that the praises lifted up over the years by CURE staff and friends were too numerous to count. It showed that history repeats itself.
Although I could list pages, I’ll share just a few with you…
2003. Praise God. CURE Malawi has celebrated its Grand Opening.
2010. Praise God. CURE Niger has celebrated its Grand Opening.
2003. Praise God. Our ENT team has just finished their two week stint in Kenya.
2010. Praise God. Our new ENT department has opened in Zambia.
2004. Praise God. CURE DR has reached out successfully with pediatric care for the disabled children of Haiti.
2010. Praise God. We are continuing to affect the lives of disabled Haitians through our counseling efforts and proper medical care.
2005. Praise God. Our first OR is operational in Afghanistan.
2010. Praise God. Our construction and renovation of the private ward in Kenya is complete.
2004. Praise God. Our first CURE sponsored mission trip to Honduras is complete and all team members have arrived home safely.
2010. Praise God. Our volunteers continue to share their talents, time and fellowship in spite of the challenges of Afghanistan.
Since 1998, in every year, over and over again, the same praise is heard:
Praise God. My child has been healed.
Praise God with me and the families around the world whose lives have been touched by God through your faithfulness.