Meet Patricia, 5 years old, who lives in Goma, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Paralyzed since the age of two due to trauma, her mother has had to carry Patricia on her back everywhere she goes. When I met them a few weeks ago her mother, stooped over from the sheer weight of her child, told me she didn’t know how much longer she would be able to carry Patricia.
With specifics gifts from friends and churches in the United States, and with the technical assistance of a local organization founded by a friend here in Congo back in the 90’s, ACDF (l´Association Congolaise Debout et Fier), Patricia now has braces and crutches, and is learning how to stand and walk on her own!
What a life changing difference!
I pray now that Patricia will “… in this way stand firm in the Lord.” Philippians 4:1