Ethiopia - Age 5
Here is Aberash singing happy birthday to her good friend Sumeya. She was among the long-term patients and staff who gathered together this afternoon to celebrate patient Sumeya's fifth birthday. Sumeya's mom had told us that her birthday was coming up, so we decided to surprise her. The long-term patients have become family now. It is so beautiful to see them share in each other's joy and sadness. We couldn't have asked for better comradery! Aberash is almost done with her metal frame adjustments, so she will have a procedure to take them off very soon. Please pray for that day to come quickly, and thank you for supporting her all through her healing. We appreciate all you do!
Ethiopia - Age 10
No one could beat Ali at dodgeball this morning. He was just too fast catching the beachballs thrown at him and hurling them back at unsuspecting victims. He was winning, until the long-term patients decided to gang up on him. Then, he had no chance! Ali continues to have great days with his friends in the long-term ward. He is taking his healing journey one day at a time, and though it is a long one, it doesn't seem to be weighing him down. Praise God for his tenacity! Please continue to keep him in your prayers, and send him Get-Well Messages to encourage him.
Ethiopia - Age 12
Abebe, whose name in Amharic means 'he flourishes', always has a contagious smile on his face. We have never seen him have a bad day during his one-month stay at CURE Ethiopia. Praise God for his joy! Abebe's joy continued this morning when Spiritual Staff Temesgen and Nahom brought out some beach balls. The long-term kids started off with a friendly game of volleyball then quickly changed it to dodgeball. Everyone tried to get hold of a beachball and throw them at unsuspecting victims. There were beaming faces everywhere! We love seeing the children we serve have great moments like these. Please pray with us for God to continue increasing their joy, patience, and endurance. And do send this lovely young man Get-Well Messages to let him know he has people rooting for him. Thank you!
Ethiopia - Age 3
This characteristically quiet girl continues to show us her playful self. This morning, Spiritual Staff Temesgen and Nahom brought out some beach balls so that Abebayehu and the other long-term patients could let off some steam. It took Abebayehu a while to get into the rhythm of the more playful patients, but she soon caught up. We love seeing more and more of her personality come out with each encounter. She is the gift that keeps on giving! Praise God. Abebayehu is still on weekly cast changes, so please pray for her to move on to the next stage of treatment very soon. Also, send her encouraging Get-Well Messages to let her know that she is loved and cherished. Thank you!
Ethiopia - Age 15
Tsedale has been at CURE Ethiopia for four months now, so you can imagine how dull her daily routine has become. If she is not in her bed, then Tsedale is in her wheelchair wheeling around chatting with friends. But that too can get old very fast. Seeing this, Spiritual Staff Temesgen and Nahom brought out some beach balls so that she and other patients in the long-term ward could let off some steam. These kids started with a friendly game of volleyball then quickly changed the game to dodgeball. There were beaming faces everywhere! Praise God. We love seeing the children we serve have great moments like these. Thank you for continuing to support Tsedale's treatment, and please send this brave teenager some encouraging Get-Well Messages to cheer her on.