Our team is so thankful to all the generous supporters who are giving them this opportunity to work. Babies and children recover and thrive under their care and love. Babies are prevented from becoming handicapped and the handicapped ones are developing to the very best of their abilities. Donations also go to provide extra formula, cereal, bananas and yogurt to combat malnutrition.
A very beautiful story has unfolded with Soledad, a severely handicapped child and Rodica, a young woman who had worked with children with Down’s Syndrome but who had been let go due to lack of funds. Since 2004, Soledad who lives in one of these state group homes, had been making great progress from her hospital visits where she was on Kathy’s section. Our women gave her warm baths and long massages because her body was like a piece of wood. With these therapies, she loosened up and was able to bend her body to sit and loved having her arms raised over her head. She also got her fingers unclenched from her palms and Soledad, who is also blind, was able to feel for things. After a 3 month hospital visit in 2006, Soledad was sent back to the group home. Kathy heard that the people working in Soledad’s group home didn’t want her back and when she went to visit her two weeks after Soledad had been back, Soledad was completely shut down and unresponsive it was just heartbreaking. Kathy hired Rodica to work with her and the other children in that group home. Soledad became alive and happy again knowing she was loved, and the other children there in that house also benefited from Rodica’s energy, love and song.
Over the years we have provided surgical operations to abandoned children who otherwise who would not have had them.
Kathy’s ministry has been supported from the beginning by private donations and she is very thankful to God for providing funds so that she could hire loving Christian women to impart His love to these very needy little ones.