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“We didn’t notice because I had problems,” Sandra shared with us about the time that David was born. David was born three weeks early due to his mom’s health and he struggled with pain in his legs until he was three. They took him to doctor… Read more
“We didn’t notice because I had problems,” Sandra shared with us about the time that David was born. David was born three weeks early due to his mom’s health and he struggled with pain in his legs until he was three. They took him to doctors to try and treat his legs with boots but it was too late for that. Even when David finally started walking, he could only do so for short distances due to his condition.
Although treatments weren't working very well for David, God was working. “We are thankful actually how God brought us here - also for David,” Sandra went on. Sandra is beautiful inside and out. Her God is a big one and she shared freely even about how she’s been changed since moving to Kenya, “I have learned so much in terms of knowing Jesus.” She has also started praying for the patients around her in the ward. Sandra and her family are Mozambican missionaries who live in Kenya. Her husband is a pastor and while in mission school ‘felt the call’ to come to Kenya and they’ve been here for ten years now.
God works all things for good. Since Sandra’s family are missionaries, their older son came to the missionary boarding in the same town as CURE Kenya. He has a similar condition (and so does their dad) though less severe. He was brought and treated at CURE Kenya and that’s when his family realized they may be able to find help for David as well.
David is fun and although his condition limits him, he still loves football and would love to grow up and become a goalkeeper for one of his favorite football teams - Juventus. Thankfully, he’s taken a great step in getting closer to his dream by coming to CURE Kenya. We’re so grateful for these two and that God was working all the way through to help David find the healing he so needs! Please pray that they’ll continue to see how God is working in their lives even now!
Today, Sandra came with her sons David and Emmanuel and her hubby. “Emmanuel was supposed to have surgery today,” she told us. See, if you can remember back to when David was in the hospital, Sandra shared with us that David isn’t her only son with a leg condition. Emmanuel is her older son, and he’s been to CURE Kenya for surgery on one leg and still needs another surgery (which has now been pushed to April). “The leg is straight,” Sandra told us today of David’s leg. Although her sons aren’t through with their healing journey, already it’s visible the progress that God is making in the healing journeys of both of Sandra’s sons. David will start walking soon and will be seen on clinic next month, and we’d love it if you could pray for Emmanuel too as he receives surgery soon!
It has been six weeks since we last saw David and he is back with us for his check up. His pins need to be removed, a process that can be painful but he is a brave boy and we're confident he will do well! “We just pray that he will be well, and will be ready for his other surgery,” Mama David told us. We will see David in three weeks time when he comes back to get the new cast that was put on today, removed. He will also be taken through some light physiotherapy exercises to help him recover his mobility. Please be praying for courage for David!
David is going home today and we are just as thrilled about this as he is. You know why? Because he has missed his older brother and this means that he can go be with him and play with him! We are also happy because he will be at the comfort of his home and his healing process will be faster where he is comfortable. “I look forward to playing soccer when my leg is done (healed),” David told us. Please pray for journey mercies and for his healing process to be smooth!
David had a carton of color crayons in his hands this morning that he’d put away. When we asked him about it, he told us, “They weren’t in the right order!” Oh this boy! When we saw Sandra, we greeted her with cheek-type kisses because that’s the Mozambican way. “I’m thankful we’re on this side,” she shared. When they came last time, they were in another area of our hospital, but now that they’ve seen the general ward, she can understand people’s stories and struggles and pray for them! This woman is a prayer warrior with a tender heart. Would you also be prayer warriors like she is and pray for both her and David and also all the kiddos in the ward?
“Who is Jesus?” Pastor Emmy asked David today and he replied, “Maybe I’ll answer that question another day!” So she asked, “Who is God?” Then some talking and some tickling and some smiling happened and finally David told her that he wanted to answer but he was having a little pain. “You are tricking me,” Pastor Emmy told him. David has a silly side and it came out today which must have been a beautiful sight for Sandra because yesterday was a tearful day for David and probably a hard one for her. Please pray for more silly moments than painful moments for these two!
David’s X-rays that hung on the wall behind Dr. Mailu as he operated yesterday show a picture of legs that need healing, but that’s the beauty of it all. As those images hung there, showing legs in need of healing, they were BEING HEALED. At this time, only one leg has been treated because of the severity of David’s condition, but, at a later time, David can have surgery on his other leg. Please pray that David and his family will continue to testify to the way their God is directing them and healing their family!
“He listens when I say something,” Sandra told us this morning about David. “I love that!” Sandra speaks in a lovely Mozambican accent that sounds Spanish due to the fact that people speak Portuguese in Mozambique. As we spend time with both these sweet people this week, it’ll be fun to share more with you about their unique culture and about how God is transforming both of them through their time at CURE Kenya!
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