12 year old Obed is a playful boy who brings a lot of joy to our Mercy family in Burma. While playing football at school, he slipped over and suffered a terrible break in his right leg. He needed an urgent operation and months of recovery. Thankfully, Obed followed the doctor’s orders and his leg recovered well.
Our care centre ran a safeguarding training day where 80 parents attended. The training had a focus on how to report a case of abuse to the authorities as often the stigma from sexual abuse means that parents are too scared to report it. Parents are now equipped to challenge child abuse and take action and our staff are as committed as ever to see long-term transformation in the community.
The generosity of our supporters helped spread joy throughout our projects around the world. Shouts of delight and beaming smiles were seen from Burma to Ethiopia to Colombia as every child snuggled their feet into comfortable, supportive shoes.
Rinu and Dev’s story began in the remote Khairang area of Nepal. After their mother abandoned them and losing their father to alcoholism, Rinu found herself caring for Dev alone, frightened and selling alcohol to get by. They were vulnerable, so we welcomed them into our care motivated to follow Jesus’ example to care for the most at risk in society.
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