A big problem is illiteracy, in one village for example, there was only a 10-year-old girl who could read. Pregnant women who have difficulties with confinement die because of lack of medical assistance. Midwives and nurses only come where there are medical facilities.
At Bona Fortuna I spent a lot of time with the orphans and preschoolers during my visit, and I was very impressed. The orphans were happy, healthy, social, dedicated to their studies, well-behaved, and clearly loved. There are currently 18 children ranging from ages 5 to 14. We spent the week together singing songs, having drawing classes, and watching movies.
Although the Christians are satisfied with the political course of President Sisi, they are still oppressed and persecuted in their villages by followers of the Muslimbrotherhood. The Muslims want to get rid of the Christian families in their midst and slander and bully them until they leave the village. Every day Christian girls are being kidnapped and abused on their way to school, or undergo a female genital mutilation forced upon them by Muslim women. In the Wadi we are now building houses for these families.
The foundation is always very grateful, if a doctor works for free at a camp like this . Marry is always released from her hospital for this time, as Father Rijo, the head of the Christian hospital in Thiruvalla, always gladly frees her. The radiance in the faces of the girls is always beautiful to look at. This diploma really gives them a new life because they are not only welcomed as a seamstress, but they are also more likely to get a job.
It is the small things which are making people happy. I love this country with it’s beautiful, charming and often deeply religious people. A Bible in the entrance area is not uncommon. If only the book of books were to occupy a similar place in our industrialized West
It is 20th of January and I am in Texas at our American office. I’ve just been watching the inauguration of President Donald J Trump, and I am happy to say, that the 45’th President of the United States, really brought God into his service for his country. We never regretted that we endorsed Mr Trump for his wows about helping the persecuted when he moves into the “office”!
Every year, the schools Sister Hatune has established, puts out 4,800 seamstresses and IT workers in the world. They take in the poorest of the poor and give them the ability to work and earn for themselves. Sister Hatune will sit down with the board members and set up a busy and productive schedule to run medical camps, distribute medicine, build and inaugurate houses, build wells, and distribute financial support to those who are unable to survive.
We decided to help the poorest and most vulnerable with food, water and medical help. But then also giving aid, helping them to help themselves by cultivating vegetables and cereals in the long term. It occurred to us that people had no idea what to do with the fertile ground.