Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Abigail needs a sponsor

This is Abigail, a four and a half year old little girl that tugs heavily on my heart. Her mother was wanting to find her an adoptive home because no matter what she does, this little girl will not thrive.

At four and a half she weighs 10 1/2 pounds! She was so weak when I was
holding her she could barley hold up her head. Her sadness permeated my soul
and I knew there had to be some way to help her.

I was so excited to be able to see Abigail and really talk to the mom
about her situation. The mom told me that she had trouble getting her to eat since
she was two weeks old. That she always seemed "slow" and has never walked. What is
amazing is that her one year old sister does not show the same symptoms. It made
me think that maybe she is suffering from a metabolic disease of some kind.

The single mother like so many women in Liberia, does not have food to feed her children.
I can't even imagine what it is like watching your children starve to death or
know they need medical help, but you do not have means to find that help.

We arranged for Abigail to have a medical report done to see if we could get a diagnosis and get her further help. We also arranged (through a generous donor) to give the mom rice for two months and step 3 formula and baby cereal for Abigail. We just received word that Abigail has gained two pounds.

We need to continue to support this family in rice, and treatment for Abigail, but we need a sponsor. Many of us in Global and Forget-Me-Not send money to help these
children but we cannot do it all on our own, we need Godly people to step up
and give whatever they can to help.

1 Tim. 6:17 Tell those who are rich not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which will soon be gone, but their pride and trust should be in the living God who always richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 1 Tim. 6:18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give happily to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them. 1 Tim. 6:19 By doing this they will be storing up real treasure for themselves in heaven--it is the only safe investment for eternity! And they will be living a fruitful Christian life down here as well.

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