With health care such an issue in our news today because of the U.S. political struggle, it would be easy to take for granted the great blessing we have in our country regarding access to medical treatment. It is so wonderful to be able to see a doctor without having to worry how to pay the fee. Many of our ministry partners do not have this luxury, as is the case with Pastor Stanley Lo Nathan who runs the New Generations School and Orphanage in Yei, Sudan. He was recently diagnosed with a heart problem due to very high blood pressure. Because there are only four or five qualified medical doctors in Yei (to cover a population of over 150,000!) and no real hospitals, he was urgently referred to a heart specialist in Kampala, Uganda. The non-airconditioned bus ride to Kampala would be around 16 hours, which would be highly uncomfortable under the best of circumstances, not to mention if you are gravely ill. Please join me in remembering Pastor Stanley in prayer so that he will regain his health and strength and be able to continue the great work he is doing in the Sudan!
Food, homes, education are other things we have the privilege to take for granted in our nation. This is not the case in Uganda, where our ministry partner at King Solomon’s Academy worries about what the future will hold for their students once they graduate into high school and are no longer able to stay at the school. Solomon, the head of the ministry there, writes:
“Today the Primary seven kids at King Solomons Academy and the entire Nation of Uganda start their final National exams that qualifies them to go to high School.
I do request you to please stand with these young ones as they take another step in their lives. This makes me very emotional seeing how far we have moved with these kids, also seeing them reach a step they would never have dreamt of four years ago.
This brings tears in my eyes as I write to thank all those that have stood with us to make this happen, I would never have done it alone without your help.
Please stand with these kids in prayer that the Lord they have believed helps them pass these exams.
Another issue here is what happens next, since we will be letting them go and, being orphans, I have no idea whether this will be their last year of sitting in a class and seeing a blackboard.
Thank you for impacting these young ones all these years.”