Please take a moment to watch this short news clip on the famine in Ethiopia and how children, just like my Ethiopian children, are being affected. Eby and Little Man are both from Soddo in rural southern Ethiopia and could have been suffering the way many of these children are. This is no longer something I can read about and think, “Oh, that is so sad.” No, now I read about it and think, “What is happening to Eby’s grandfather?” or “I wonder if Little Man has cousins who are sick and starving?”
And while the children in Ethiopia starve, my little ones grow stronger and healthier. Why them? Why the suffering for children just like them? What should our response be to this suffering?
Dr. Ruth Droppers at Soddo Christian Hospital is serving the poorest of the poor in Soddo Wolaita, Ethiopia. Russ and I visited the hospital when we went to get our boys in March of 2007. You can read about our trip HERE. Dr. Ruth and others who serve in Soddo are doing a wonderful work meeting the medical needs of the suffering poor. My friend, Heidi, has written several posts about Ruth that you can read on her blog. This post in particular is very good.
We plan to return to Soddo this summer when we travel to get B. Since we came home last year, we have been able to locate Eby’s grandfather and we hope to meet him when we visit Dr. Ruth. In the meantime I pray that he, along with any other family members, will have enough to eat and will still be alive in August when we travel.
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