Archive for June, 2019

Two prayer requests

Prayer is the engine that powers BCT’s work. It underpins everything we do and we believe passionately that, when we pray, our God answers. Right now, we’d really value your prayers for two particular things.

Firstly, Odeth from APRECOM (pictured) has a very severe bout of malaria. Of course, you won’t need me to tell you how serious malaria can be, so please pray that Odeth will recover fast and feel no lasting ill effects.

Also, it seems that the Ebola epidemic in DR Congo is getting worse. More than 1,400 people have now died, and it’s proving very difficult to control the spread of the virus, because of the civil unrest there and the widespread suspicion of foreign medical workers. Please pray that the epidemic will soon be brought under control. And pray in particular for protection for the team at LVLE and their families.

Thank you so much for your prayers. We know that our God is with us, and that he is for us, not against us!

If you’d like to pray for BCT more regularly, here’s how you can do that.

 

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A young life saved in Zambia

Carolyn, our Training and Project Development Coordinator, met Chico when she visited Zambia in April. He has hydrocephalus, his prognosis was poor and the local general hospital had done very little to help him. Our local partner, Wukwashi, immediately arranged for a referral for surgery at the main hospital in Lusaka, funding the transport costs and any additional medical costs that might arise.

We heard this week that Chico has now had a shunt fitted, which will stop the fluid build-up on his brain. Once again, Wukwashi wa Nzambi has lived up to its name – ‘God’s help’.

Carolyn comments: ‘This may not be the end of Chico’s difficulties, but there is no doubt in my mind that Wukwashi’s swift response saved his life, and his parents now know that they are not facing the future alone, whatever it may hold.’

This is just one example of how Wukwashi is making a huge difference to the lives of disabled children. Find out more here.

 

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