“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick” (Matthew 14:14). The New Testament contains scene after scene of Jesus healing the sick and infirm.
When I came to visit her house, Justina Espinoza greeted me with a warm smile and brought three of her children that happened to be home out to meet me. In the remote mountain community of Sapanani Alto in Bolivia, there aren’t exactly a lot of foreign visitors.
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” – Matthew 4:4
On Tuesday, I promised you a story of someone whose life was saved by the efforts of San Lucas Rural Health Project, a Cross Catholic-supported health outreach to rural mountain communities in Bolivia. Meet Sabina Ovideo, a 47-year-old woman whose life was threatened by a heart condition, but thanks to the efforts of the rural clinic she was saved!
The day began with an hours-long trip in the car, as many days do in Bolivia and other developing countries where Cross Catholic supports projects for the poor in the name of Christ. Many times, the poorest of the poor live in the most remote areas, far away from the eyes of society.
We have some good news to report! Our ministry partner in Honduras, a pediatric hospital called CURE Honduras, sent us the following story about a young boy named Junior, and it immediately touched my heart. Junior was born with a severe case of clubfoot and never received treatment when he was young.