Sunday, May 8, 2016

Radio Interview and Update on the Little Girl

by Dave

I had the recent opportunity to be interviewed for a radio program called "His People" on the Pilgrim Radio Network (pilgrimradio.com). I was able to talk a bit about our ministry and also the challenges of helping the poor. We reviewed my recent blog "When NOT Helping Hurts" in which I talk about a sick little girl in our neighborhood. Below is the audio from the interview, and even further below is an update on that little girl.



Update:
After the blog, I sent some money to this family in order to pay for them to go get tests done in the nearest capable hospital. There it was determined that she has Sickle Cell Disease. I have been told that this is pretty serious and that there is not much that can be done for her here in Africa. Those with Sickle Cell in the US usually end up getting quite a few blood transfusions, which are much harder to come by here. Further, she will need to take Folic Acid and Malaria Prophylaxis everyday for the rest of her life. This is clearly impossible for our neighbors to do, as it would cost much more than they could ever make. So, it puts us even more into the situation I discussed in the blog. All that to say, we need wisdom to know what to do. Please pray for us as we seek to help this precious little girl.