WORLD MALARIA DAY 2020
In 2006 we were helping lead a medical clinic as a member of our mission team in Zanzibar, Tanzania. That day changed the course of our mission work. Aisha was 8 months old when her Grandmother brought her into the clinic. She was dying from malaria. Ron and I rushed her to the hospital. It was a day I will never forget, even as I type I can see the conditions of the hospital and the dying baby in my arms. It was a day of miracles, a miracle that hundreds of Muslims entered a church to receive care and love from Christians and a miracle that Aisha survived. The entire team surrounded her in prayer, I begged God for a miracle. I did not want this baby dying in my arms. She is deaf because she contracted malaria three times in her short 8 months, but she is healthy today and never contracted malaria again. We continued to support her in deaf school for many years. I pray she understands Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord.
The Birth Hope Center is just a few weeks away from completion. We have stopped all work during this time until we return. We have had 2 flights canceled since April 11 and are now scheduled for July 13. We will keep you updated. You have been faithful to the CHaRA mission for a long time and we are grateful.
We pray for you always,
Ron & Carol
The Birthing Hope Stay at Home Tea was a huge success.
In two weeks I will turn 70. I never thought about being old. And I never thought about being able to host a “Stay at Home Tea” via the internet. Our first years on the mission field we had a CB radio to keep in touch and phone calls to home were few. It was exciting to see your names pop up on my screen. Thankfully I had my daughter, Jodie, granddaughter, Ellie, and Katie to set everything up for us to go live. I did miss seeing you in person, getting your hugs and smiles. Next year we will be back in person!
All of you made another year of Birthing Hope Possible.
With deep love,