The picture above is of Lydia, a widow from Jos who had an accident and is now under Dr. Zamani's care at the Doctor's compound. We met her for the first time a few weeks ago when we took a team there to pray with the patients and to give them a live chicken and some food. Diane and Rashell were the two that went in to pray with her and got to know her better. She told them that she took all that she had to come to the doctor's for treatment and she wasn't sure what she would do when she returned home since she had nothing left except her place to stay. She was thankful to the Lord, however, for His provision and her beautiful smile radiated to show proof of what she said. She was so grateful to have women to pray for and with her.
Some in the team pooled some money together and last week I was able to stop in and pray with her and give her the money that the Lord had provided for her. She was speechless, thankful and smiling from ear to ear.
Yesterday at the village church, who should we notice coming down the aisle (on her crutches) during the offering but Lydia with the biggest smile on her face. She had walked down the dusty, rocky road from the doctor's compound to the church (about 1/4 mile Crist thought) with a thankful heart. We are humbled by people like Lydia - they have so little by this world's standards, yet like the widow in the Bible who gave her last coin to the Lord, Lydia, with a thankful heart, is His treasured child and is being blessed by God for her faithfulness. Maybe our "huts" in heaven will be close to each other. I like that thought!
Eileen and Crist