Category Archives : Critical Care Paks
Twin Blessings September 23, 2019
At 31, Sarah is barely older than I am, but her life has been so different – and so much harder – than my own.
She lives in Uganda and has 8 year-old twins, a boy and a girl, named Prosper and Patricia. Her story is a powerful demonstration of the difference the simple gift of food can make for a struggling family.
Some people in Uganda believe that twins are bad luck. Sadly, Sarah’s husband couldn’t handle the fear of superstition, and was overwhelmed by the responsibilities of being a father. So, when the twins were still just babies, he threw them – and their mother – out of ‘his’ house. (more…)
Field Notes from Uganda March 4, 2019
Bill returned from his first visit to Africa last week, and is heading to India shortly. But before the next trip we wanted to share some highlights from his time in Uganda!
I’m in Uganda! Uganda is really growing on me! It’s so much different than Kenya. It’s really green everywhere, with leafy trees and dense jungle. The country really is beautiful, and its people are very welcoming.
I packed a lot into my time in Uganda. First, we visited St. Luke’s Life Center in Entebbe. (more…)
Meet Stessy February 15, 2019
Meet Stessy. This precious four-year-old lives in Haiti. Her home is literally a tent.
And it’s not even a nice tent… their “tent” is actually a combination of tarps and sheets propped up on sticks. There’s a bed at the back, a small pile of dishes in the corner, a wooden table and a small stove set carefully in the open space on the ground in the middle. And that’s it. Can you imagine?
At night Stessy’s mom, Widelène, takes a piece of corrugated metal and props it over the tent’s “door.” She has a small chain she uses to lock this piece of metal to the wooden stakes. That’s all the security she can give Stessy and her sister.
This is the only life little Stessy has ever known. (more…)
Finding hope in beans February 16, 2018
When we first met baby Annet, she was sitting in the dirt playing with an empty bowl. She and her brother were all alone.
You see, Annet’s mother is struggling every day to keep her family alive. She has nobody to help her – no husband, no relatives, no nearby friends who can watch her three kids. (more…)
The Power of a Critical Care Pak March 7, 2017
Roxana lives in a shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. It’s a long, hot hike up to her little hut, and she complains about the dust that swirls constantly through the house and yard.
Growing up, Roxana dreamed of running her own small business, but instead she’s spent her life selflessly caring for others. (more…)