Week 1 Day 4, 2015
- Posted by Courtney Quigley
- On August 5, 2015
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Dear Hope’s In community,
We had another awesome day today! Though it was physically and emotionally exhausting, I believe we ended the day extremely inspired. Below is one account from our experiences:
“Today we broke up into small groups to visit families throughout the community. One family that our group visited was an elderly woman with severe respiratory and heart problems. She wore a surgical mask to filter the polluted air, and could not afford the oxygen tanks that the doctor prescribed. She has trouble eating due to nausea. After a long tough life living in the garbage dump community, illness seems an unfair added burden.
However, she is very fortunate to have a courageous and caring daughter who supports and cares for her physically. (A single mother working in a pharmacy to raise her three children ages 5-13. Clearly she was at the end of her rope to manage the stress. She loves her mother very much. )
After we had visited for half an hour and prayed for the family’s needs, the grandmother raised her hands and praised God that He had not forgotten her. God had used our little group to touch her heart and remind her that He will always be there for her now and forever.
Today showed me that the plight of the poor is difficult enough, but even more so for the elderly in these communities without healthcare, financial means, nor much community support. However the strength of this family to fight is inspiring. The need for faith goes without saying.”
-Hope’s In volunteer from IL
Days like today confirm just how special Potter’s House Association’s work is! Hope’s In’s partnership with them is such a gift and we will always be grateful for it! As you can read from Jim’s writing, the prospective and insight we are gaining about the reality of the Treasures is life changing. The team is looking forward to what the Treasures will teach us tomorrow!