Six-year-old Mekdes Tesfaye, who suffers from cerebral palsy, takes joyful steps thanks to free therapy and an orthotic device provided through the Brothers of Good Works’ Community-Based Rehabilitation program in Addis Ababa.
We just received an inspiring story from our ministry partners at the Haitian Education & Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.) Cross Catholic sponsors H.E.L.P. students as they work toward their degrees at the University of Notre Dame, Haiti’s only Catholic university.
“When we arrived 20 years ago, people didn’t value human life as much in the mountains. The children would drop dead like flies and everybody would think it was very normal,” says Dr. Maria Teresa Losada Monsalve, director of the Cross Catholic Outreach supported Fundacion San Lucas Rural Health Project in Bolivia.
“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.
In a few words, Sr. Emma says it all: “God is marvelous. That is what I see when I look at the children.” I think that’s exactly what Jesus sees too – the handiwork of God -when he looks at the faces of the children at the Chisombezi Deaf-Blind Center in Malawi.
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.