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Good news! And it’s this Thursday!

Submitted by Karen Rispin on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 13:38

Thank you to Dr. Peter Saunders and iCMDA for opening doors! Dr. Saunders commented about the iCMDA seminars, "We have had 100-300 people from over 40 countries at most of the 31 webinars so far. Thus far most have been on COVID related themes but we are now broadening out. Most of those coming are Christian doctors and dentists but from all over the world and many from Africa and Asia.”

This is at 2:00 pm in London, which is 7:00 am here! Appreciate prayers!! Especially that people are benefited.

Today is the darkest day of the year.

Submitted by Karen Rispin on Tue, 12/22/2020 - 13:22

One Christmas, just after my mom died, I spent hours sitting by the Christmas tree in the dark except for Christmas lights. That year I learned why Christmas comes near the darkest day of the year. In a cold and lifeless time, Romans lit bonfires to call back the light. Christians saw the symbolism and chose that day to celebrate the birth of the tiny baby who is the light of the world. Since then, I love lighting candles at Christmas - small defiant lights, speaking of our sure hope in darkness.

Make a bridge between wheelchairs there and the children who need them

Submitted by Karen Rispin on Fri, 11/13/2020 - 12:03

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Good news! You've enabled a cascade of wheelchairs (see below)

We need your help to make a bridge between the wheelchairs and the children who need them

Covid isn't easy! All of us have struggled. It's always so good to say thanks and give back. Here’s a great opportunity to do just that.

Spanish and Portuguese!

Submitted by Karen Rispin on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 11:10

map-africa-locations.jpgIt’s interesting how God’s plans are so different than ours. We thought this year would mean travel and in person meetings. I thought that I was pretty much done with research and just finishing the last few papers for the research tools we had developed. Instead, this year I’m working from home, and research has gone in a new direction.

How it went - thanks for praying!

Submitted by Karen Rispin on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 15:29

Thanks for praying about my Zoom meetings with Jeff and Bart from Clinton Health Initiative. Kerri at CLASP was kind enough to share my name. As I understand it, they've been tasked with facilitating the effective use of funds for wheelchair provision in low-resource areas. I enjoyed interacting and they seemed to really listen when I described the advantages of working with faith-based initiatives like BethanyKids and mission hospitals. It was great to be able to open doors for meetings directly with BethanyKids leaders.

July 2020 good news and thanks.

Submitted by Karen Rispin on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 13:04

Good news! Our focus on facilitating local initiatives is working well during Covid.Thanks for praying and partnering to make this possible! There are three containers of wheelchairs arriving in Kenya. The one from CLASP is now in port! The one coming through Samaritans Purse, and the one from Hoggi are in transit.

This is happening just in time! Wheelchair services are reopening in Kenya with a big backlog. Moses Zeen, one of the team members with BethanyKids in Kenya, just shared some photos and asked for prayer for strength and stamina. Let's keep praying!

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