Yasin was sound asleep, resting after his cleft palate procedure when we went to see him Friday evening. Spiritual staff member Umer stopped by to check on him and continued the counseling session he started with mom Rehima. Rehima had a lot of questions about faith and salvation, so Umer took some time to gently explain from a Muslim point of view. Praise God for Rehima's eagerness to learn the truth about God's gift of salvation. We pray that this seed, planted in her heart, may grow and produce fruit (Matthew 13:8). Yasin got discharged the day after. We will see him back at the end of the week for a check-up. Please send this family home with your prayers. And thank you for helping Yasin come this far.
Abdulhafiz was discharged over the weekend after recovering from his cleft palate repair. He was fast asleep when we went to see him Friday evening, but that didn't stop Spiritual staff Temesgen from giving him a CURE care kit. Temesgen showed mom Semira what was inside the bag before congratulating her on her son's successful recovery. We hope to see Abdulhafiz back at the hospital for a follow-up at the end of the week. Please send him and his mom home with your prayers. And thank you once again for making Abdulhafiz's treatment possible.
And the day has finally come for Tariku to get discharged. He successfully recovered from his bilateral eight-plate procedure, and there's nothing left for him but to go home and continue healing from there! Before he left, Spiritual staff member Temesgen gave him a CURE care kit with an Amharic Children's Bible inside. Temesgen said, "This is the most important item you will find in here," before taking out the Children's Bible. Our prayer is for Tariku to read it and learn more about God and the wonderful gift of salvation He offers through His Son Jesus Christ. Please pray this prayer with us, and thank you for praying for and supporting Tariku throughout his time here. We truly appreciate it!
CURE Zimbabwe hosted it's first Blood Drive and Family Fun Day this weekend to celebrate the International Day of Person's with Disabilities! This is where we met Lovemore, who wow'ed us by running the 5km Fun Run with his crutches! The hospital and members of the community who attended were glad to meet him and learn that he was a former patient at CURE Zambia! Since his amputation, he visited Zambia for a prosthetic leg, but has grown out of it, so Dr. Rick invited him to the hospital to help him get another one. This morning we bumped into his mother who collected some new crutches for Lovemore to use while we start the process of getting him a prosthetic leg. Help us welcome Lovemore back into the CURE family and keep him in your prayers as we walk alongside him in this next step to healing!
“He can’t do anything with the left hand. Running is difficult, stretching his hand out is impossible. I hope to see his hand straightened fully by your doctors!” Janerika told us. We are excited for Vigilo's treatment to begin so he can go back to being able to playing and running around as kids do!