What a productive trip! We traveled to so many areas, in such a short time! Little wonder we all came home very tired!
This time we took in boxes of Humanitarian Medical kits for primary care, packed with essential medicines and medical supplies which we received from Health Partners International of Canada. What a great organization, devoted to helping the vulnerable in developing nations. When Dr. Chris Hena with Healthy Women Healthy Liberia, saw the boxes of Azithromycin, she held one up and said “THIS IS HOLY WATER !!!!” Pms-Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria. We brought the pediatric oral kind. It can save the lives of children with life threatening infections!
Dr. Hena devotes her life to helping those who need medical treatment but have no money to pay for it. Can you imagine a clinic that does not charge for medicines? This is why we have chosen to bring in supplies for her, whenever we go. Her team goes out to 33 remote communities teaching them Primary Health Care and inviting those who are sick to come in to the clinic. We went out with her team and saw their work first hand. Wow! They are amazing!
We visited 3 of our Children’s Homes. Every home had a warm welcome, and a beautiful program for us! What a privilege to come into these lovely homes, and be so honored and loved by everyone!! Dapae, our 4th Home Dad, came all the way from Maryland County to see us!
Our hearts were so touched to see the love and care that each child was getting in our homes. Thank God for parents like these, who make a difference for children who are rescued from extreme conditions, and give them a true sense of belonging and value. “When I look into the eyes of these children, I see pure JOY! Their eyes are full of HOPE!!
Crystal and Cyrus Gray brought in a couple of suitcases filled with gifts for kids, games, soccer balls, flash lights, glow sticks, skipping ropes, pencil crayons, books, hair bands, etc. etc. etc. Wowzers!! This is the most we have “ever” brought in at one time for our homes, including mp3 players! Crystal you better be coming next trip, you left very BIG SHOES to fill… hahaha!!
I decided to call this Trip Report … “part 1”
There is so much more to report!! Like I said, this was a most productive trip!!
I have new photos and letters for sponsors, that I will be sending out.
Thank you to those who carried us in your prayers!! We felt the strength and power fill us daily!!
I always marvel at how God “hand picks” just the right people to make up our teams!! He did it again!! Thank you Crystal, Cyrus and Kristine for the gift you are to the many in Liberia, who call you mom, brother, or friend!! They love you … and so do I!!