| May 21, 2015
The pain on Rebecca’s face is clear as she tells us her story. “My husband and I were very happy,” begins Rebecca. “Our family was happy.”
This was before they became refugees, she explains. Before her husband was killed.
Rebecca is a South Sudanese refugee. Her husband, a soldier, recently died in the conflict. As civilians in her town were being murdered, Rebecca and her terrified children fled from their home to a refugee camp in Uganda.
The refugee camp is miserable. The rain is relentless and floods her family’s shelter, forcing them to live in the mud. There is little food, and her children are often sick.
Even if there was more food, Rebecca says her children are often too heartbroken to eat.
She would love to return home. But she has no home to return to, no income, and no possessions. She is overwhelmed with the burden of caring for her family. She mourns her husband, and all those who have died in a conflict she says she doesn't even understand.
Through tears she says, “My children did not have any disease before we came here, but now we are all sick. And it pains me every day because I don’t know what to do.”
Fearing her family were on the brink of death, she sought help at the MTI clinic. There, she received medicines she desperately needed - thanks to your generosity. Your donations shipped critical medicines to help Rebecca and her children when they desperately needed it.
Rebecca says, “Without the medicine, we would not be talking as we are now. And I think about this: that the medicine is coming from people I did not know. This is a miracle that comes from God. And it shows that God is real, and that He is here to help me. And so now, I no longer feel that I am alone.”
You are truly demonstrating the love of Christ to those suffering around the world in their hour of need. Your gift of medicines and medical supplies is going to help those who need it most – incredible people just like Rebecca and her children. Thank you!
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