Friday, February 17, 2012

Martin is not doing well!


Our concerns are growing for “Martin’s” health.  He is one of Margaret Tucker’s 25 orphans.  We have been sensing a steady decline over the last few months, and this week our two teammates that are nurses, Chuck and Sada, have expressed serious questions as to whether “Martin” will be with us much longer.  A medical team from the states will look him over on Monday.  We pray for wisdom as we make decisions on his behalf.
“Martin” was found on a trash heap in the Lakka area of Freetown in 2007 by a Catholic priest.  Father Martin Berton brought him to Margaret as the only person he knew of that might take on the tremendous responsibility of caring for him.  He has multiple physical disabilities and cannot speak.  “Martin” is estimated to be about 16 years of age.

3 comments:

Lorraine said...

Praying for wisdom as you make very difficult decisions for this dear boy and that Martin will feel the Peace of our Lord. God bless you all.

Melissa Carlisle said...

Oh, how Jesus must love Martin . . .

Angie said...

Heartbreaking...this precious boy.