But you know that ultimately there is a hope, and it's what keeps us going and not giving up hope... and that comes from being able to pray to a God who we know hears and we know who cares, not just about the temporal but also about the eternal. That is our hope for these people.
|10 year old Nita|
We visited a small community in a village called Banyu Wedeng which is in the north west corner of Bali. It's an extremely dry area populated by many poor communities that live in these arid areas where it's difficult to grow anything.
The main purpose was to visit a little girl named Nita who has some major health problems. She developed a fever at about 7 months and with minimal (or at best incompetent) health care she rapidly declined. Her growth is stunted, her bones are malformed and now she is growing a soft tissue tumor on the back of her head.
Her parents don't even have the money to transport her to hospital let alone pay for an operation or treatment.
|Nita and her mum|
Every thirty seconds or so she seems to wince with pain. To be honest I'm not sure we can do anything for this precious little thing. We are praying for healing and I think it will take nothing short of a miracle to cure her... but we continue to pray anyway.