Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The power of love!

And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward. Matthew 10:42

James Rwothmiro is a 13 year old boy from Olygarda village in Northwest Uganda. He lives in one of the villages where Jeff and his field staff performed plague research for the past few years. James was born with severe club feet that continue to cause him much hardship. He struggles quite a bit with walking. A colleague of Jeff’s from the plague lab has been moved to help this boy. She has been investigating a way to get his feet fixed. Linda found a hospital in Entebbe that specializes in orthopedic surgery, including severe club feet. A few weeks ago she took him for an exam and the hospital (CORSU, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services Uganda, www.cbm.org) has offered to do the surgery for free! We all have been touched by James' story and we wanted to help raise money for the rest of his medical care and travel so the surgery could happen. He will be in the hospital for at least a month so his mom will be accompanying him on his trip to Entebbe. We had hoped to raise enough funds for the hospital stay, food, and travel, which would be around $250. James and Jeff's coworker Linda




We sent Jame's story to our church community in Colorado and within one week everyone gave enough so James could receive the surgery! Thank you for your sacrifice that is giving James hope for a brighter future. He is arriving today from the village then tomorrow he will take the bus with his mom and Linda to Entebbe. His surgery is scheduled for Friday. We are asking for your prayers for this little boy. We are praying that the Dr's will have success in resetting his feet properly. We are praying that this will be life changing for James! Also, that this would forever impact his heart by knowing without a doubt that he is loved, cherished and cared for by his Heavenly Father! We are praying that James will remember this moment and know that the love poured out in the form of medical and financial help is truly Jesus' love for him. We pray that he will know that even the very hairs of his head are all counted by God because He cares for James.

Thank you Linda for your heart!


We love sharing life with you guys and being an extension of your hearts and your love for the people of Uganda!