I first saw Ezra in a village that I was visiting in 2001. He was severely malnourished. On investigation I discovered that he was an orphan and was mostly left to fend for himself. He often slept in an unused chicken coop and was occasionally given some food by an old lady in the village. The chief of the village gave me permission to take him home. On closer examination his skin was covered in scabies and an x-ray showed that he was suffering from tuberculosis. He weighed 9kg and was about 6 years old. The doctor said that if he didn’t receive medical treatment he would have about a week to live. Ezra completed the course of medication for TB that went for about 9 months. His skin was treated for the scabies. He is still with us today, is a healthy weight and has grown, loves the Lord and is enjoying school and being a part of our large household. We are helping many more children like Ezra.
Ezra in 2011
We found Mandis in one of the villages in the jungle. He was a very sick boy with major kidney problems most likely due to a very poor diet for most of his life. Through our medical aid we have been able to stabilize his condition and are witnessing a wonderful change. There is a great need here for medical aid. Through our clinic and hospital we hope to be able to rescue and help many more lives like Mandis.