Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tom's reflections - Part #3

As we went along to another location in the market the interns introduced me to a little boy named Mohamed, age 9. It was easy to see that he was laboring to walk and I could see his little arms and face were covered with oozing scabs. As I shook his hand, even his palms were open sores. He was wearing a loose fitting shirt and pants, and as they raised his pant leg, I knew that his whole body was covered. I have NEVER seen anything as horrific as this! He was in a lot of pain, but doing all he can to survive on the street. I was fighting back tears to keep from alarming the boy. After we left, I asked Alfred what would happen to the two boys I had met. He said they would likely die, as two other boys had since the beginning of their ministry. I KNEW SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE! WE COULD NOT LOSE ANOTHER CHILD!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is horrific, but beautiful at the same time. This is what it is all about. God Bless you and Tom. I am glad you are there and take time to share with us. Reading your blog and seeing these pictures helps me maintain my focus and balance.