Tuesday, February 07, 2012

loving on the little people!

The video above is babies that are here in the medical clinic (click on the words to see more on the medical clinic we have here at African Bible College).  These babies are from an orphanage that is about 3 miles away.  If they get sick at the orphanage they come here to the pediatric hospital and get taken care of.  Some are very malnourished or some have malaria.  They all have lost their mama and/or dad and are staying there until they get old enough to go back to their home village or they are adopted out.  My sweet neighbors are helping take care of the first baby Chikumbutsa on the video (Chiku for short).  He is the same age as Luke- and so sweet.  There are some health complications but he is finally starting to gain weight. He is about 6 pounds.  His mama died due to complications of a bad c-section.  Please be praying that they figure out what is wrong with him and he can start gaining weight. 

We are so thankful to be apart of ministry that is able to help these sweet little people.  We all deserve to have a chance and that is what we do here at ABC!  Love on people.  Whether it is big or small- we all need food, love and touch!  We are all connected here in this world.  We can live so selfishly and so consumed with taking care of us! 

But this is what Christ commands us to do - As we serve here at the African Bible College- we come into contact with so many people!  

Matthew 22:35 - 37
35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[b] 38 this is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[c]

As we serve here at the African Bible College- we come into contact with so many people!  Please continue to pray that we would continue to be transformed by Christ's love and grace for us, so that we can love others.  If we don't choose to receive God's love for us- we are not able to love people in return.  Even the people closest to us  (for example- like our immediate families) - and I am no better than anyone else.  I need to choose Jesus daily to love others!  

Thanks for praying, loving, supporting and encouraging us as we serve over on the other side of the world.  
Love- amy louise for the stauffy family!

P.S.  If you can't see the video please click on this!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No video...mom