Sunday, June 08, 2008

"Lord give us the Strength"

We went for a visit to the home for invalid men. Possibilities International had arranged for some singers from town and some dancers from the village to come and
put on a concert for them...
Along with that we brought some fruit , cookies and candies for the men that are in the "immobile" section.
. It is always difficult to see kids in a place like this, but when they turn 16, this is there future if they are disabled.
They were very excited to see us, and even more excited to receive the food... many of them had never seen a banana before. We have been in places like this before, so we had an idea of what to expect.... Not that we were looking forward to it, but it was no surprise .
There is a room were these men can go, other then their beds... it is about 12 ft by 16ft and has Little benches around the out side..... one little heater, and an empty shelf where they hope one day a TV might sit. It would be so great if we could turn this room into a real activity room... arts and crafts, TV and VCR, maybe a chair..... at least something..... even a heater or two would be nice... last winter, 4 people died of exposure here . The problem here is that, like the village orphanage, there are just so many people ...250.... that it is intimidating to people wanting to help..... and lets face it... if they were cute kids, they would have a TV and a carpet in the activity room by now..... "Help us Lord.... give us the strength, support, and the will to make an even greater difference in the lives of these men........"

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