This is a very cute story of my good buddy, Sahr, who used to race up and down the hallways in his wheel chair.
The volunteer doctors performed two complicated surgeries to repair Sahr’s legs, using pins that will help his legs become straighter as he grows. Sahr was delighted to be a Mercy Ships patient. For the first time in his life, his needs were being supplied – a clean hospital bed, three meals a day, caring nurses and state-of-the-art medical care from some of the world’s finest surgeons.
|Boys are boys all over the world. Tamba and Sahr never stopped playing |
football since they were released from the wards.
Friends recovering at the HOPE Center gave him a grand send-off as two Mercy Ships Land Rovers filled with crew members from Patient Life and other concerned departments drove him to his new home. The children, including his new bunk-mate, Sheku, welcomed him warmly.
“Thank you. It’s fine here. I like it. Thank you.” But his jubilant smile revealed the joy in his heart as he waved goodbye to his Mercy Ship friends and began a new life." (by a ship writer)
It was such a joy getting to know him and spend time kicking the ball together or just listen to his stories. Sahr is such a fun kid to be around and he will greatly be missed by all of us. Moments like this makes me endure the many challenges we face here day after day - to see a boy running around, playing football and being accepted by his fellow peers. I know it's a cliché, but it's still a priceless moment that I wouldn't give up for anything!!! :)
A few weeks ago during our Sunday Service on board the weekly offering went to support the education of these kids in the Mercy Orphanage. We each gave a 100 dollars that would cover an entire school year for one of the kids. What a better way of sharing the blessings than investing in the education and future of these kids in Africa. One of them might be the next president one day...