Kitale District Hospital

 

Yet another busy week in Kitale. We’ve been making visits once a week to the back room of the Children’s Ward at the District Hospital. The back room is reserved for children who are malnourished. Since there families can’t even afford food, they don’t charge them for being cared for there. The problem is since the staff knows that these people can’t afford to pay, they are often neglected and just left to sit in this back room. 
It’s easy to think that I’ve seen enough stuff that nothing will shock me or break my heart, but I am rarely prepared for what I see when I walk into that back room. I am comforted by the fact that our God is huge and has each and every one of these children in his loving arms, even though their situations may seem helpless. Sometimes I am reluctant to go there. I don’t want the heartbreak of seeing children suffering in ways that no human should, but I know that God is calling me there for a reason. 
We’ve met so many precious children on our visits. All we bring is a small carton of milk and one banana for each kid and their faces light up. Even the parents are excited to see us. It’s a simple act of kindness that let’s these people know that they are not totally forgotten and abandoned and provide a tangible way to remind them of God’s great love for them. 
Here are some of the faces we’ve met on our first few visits. 
Ebenezer is doing much better now. He came in with TB and
meningitis on top of being malnourished.

 

Sweet little Isaac with his sweet little smile

 

Sandra is six months old and lack of food has made her very small for her age.

 

Ian’s legs are swollen as a side effect of malnutrition.

 

Theo is also malnourished, but such a sweet little guy.

 

Sweet Imelda.

 

Faith is malnourished and also has cerebral palsy. She can’t
sit on her own, but she has the best smile.

 

All Manu needs is his milk and banana and he is good to go.
Please keep these children and their families in your prayers. Pray for healing on their little bodies and for their parents to find a way to support and care for their children. Pray that they feel God’s love and know that they are not alone in their struggles. 

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PO Box 2021-30200, Kitale, Kenya

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