July 16, 2018
Gloria Leaves Neema
It’s been another one of those days when you don’t know whether to laugh or cry. So you do both!
Five years ago we got a call about a little girl who was found living in a shed where they had kept chickens and goats behind the house.
She had been abandoned with her grandmother who is an AIDS patient. The grandmother had to work in the fields and was leaving the baby in the shed while a neighbor was supposed to come in to feed the baby. She wasn’t and the baby was emaciated and starving.
Her name was Gloria.
Gloria has been our big girl at Neema for a long time. We thought she would be with us until college age. But lives change and grandmother has been taking her meds, is healthy now and in a better place emotionally and physically. She showed us the shed behind her house and I think was truly sorry about what she had done.
Her son has now built her a shop on a good road and we have put grandmother into our MAP program and helped her with the capital to start a shop selling flour, potatoes, oil, tea, etc.
Our big girls all came to tell Gloria bye as she left Neema.
Gloria makes 36 Neema children we have been able to return home! We are excited about that. We have had 183 babies helped through Neema, there are 54 currently in house, we have had 36 adoptions and 57 in our outreach program. Yes, you can be sure we will be going out to check on our girl!
It’s what we do but it doesn’t make it any easier.
Watch Gloria singing “Jesus Loves me this I know” for a great lift to your day!!
May you always have a warm home to come home to,