Monday, July 19, 2010

Searching for......God

These dear mothers come to the CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda with their babies with the 'big heads' and babies with 'a hole in their backs'.
They are scared....
They feel cursed for having a baby with such a condition....
They feel worried for the future of the baby's life...
They discover that no money, no position, no political connections or influence...can help them out of this state of affairs.....
They find themselves in an unfamiliar place, with unfamiliar beds, equipment and buildings.......and discover......Other mothers/caregivers struggling with the same things.
Medical care that is hopeful, healing, restorative and realistic!
Nursing care that is compassionate!
Pastoral care that is wise and winsome......winsome so that they might win some people to the knowledge and salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Seeds of the gospel are planted....watered and sometimes harvested in the lives of the mothers, caregivers and children while they are at the hospital! This sweet mother came from another African country. She claims to have another religion. We shared with her God's plan for a relationship with Him. What a delight to open the Bible and share God's truth! I had the privilege of sharing the Good News with this woman, her husband and baby. Although, she did not come to Christ at that time......our prayer is that this message would be nurtured in her mind and heard....springing up to eternal life.  God said in the book of Isaiah:

Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God and there is no other. Isaiah 45:22

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