In Septemeber 2008, I traveled 6000 miles to Haiti's Kenscoff mountains. My mission: to care for some of the orphaned and abandoned, the sick, malnourished and premature infants of this beautiful but beleagured Caribbean nation.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The Oil of Joy.

Kevens is 3 months old. He weighs 4lb 2oz. He is severely malnourished, and completely emaciated, with jutting bones, a concave chest and skin that hangs like an oversized suit from his shrunken frame.
He and his mother were referred to GLA for medical assistance, by a Catholic mission Hospital in Cite Soleil. Kervens has pneumonia on both lungs. Last night he was cold, and his heart rate kept dropping. His tiny body was stiff, and he was drifting in and out of consciousness. I didn't expect that he would surive to see another day.

By some miracle, Kervens opened his eyes this morning, and his gaze fixed on mine...........

We have stabalised this tiny boy, and are very carefully managing his care, so as not to overwhelm his delicate organs. Please pray for him,

.....'beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning'... (Isaiah 61:3)


Liane said...

I am a nurse from Canada and was volunteering for an American based Christian organization when this baby came with his Mother to the American funded clinic I was volunteering at. I made several phone calls both to the USA and to GLA and am SO very thankful that GLA agreed to take Kevens. Please continue to pray for this precious wee boy and his Mother. His Mother accepted Jesus as her personal saviour moments before we transported her and Kevens to GLA. Please pray that her faith will grow and that precious Kevens will grow.

Christine said...

That poor baby, I wish I could cuddle with him.