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Stories from our Alabaster Ministry partners


New Preschool in South Africa

We are so excited as Emoyeni, our ministry partner in Northeastern South Africa is finishing up construction of a preschool building in Mooiplaas.  The school is scheduled to open in January.



Already, a feeding program is in place for children who live in the nearby village:  four days a week, they are offered a hot meal. 

For regulary updates, come back to this page, or visit Emoyeni's FaceBook page.



Little Anna in the Mekong


Little Anna was abandoned soon after birth due to a 'growth' on her back.
Two local hospitals said there was nothing they could do & just wait for her
to die. She was taken to the orphanage where we came across her and relaised
the 'growth' was a spina bifida sac. Spina bifida is abnormal development of
the nerves in the spina and results in a sac containing these nerves
developing along the back bone. It can cause nerve damage in lower limbs,
paralysis and loss of bladder and bowel function. we were able to assess her
and talk with the leaders about spina bifida and options for her future. 
Through a series of phone calls, we got in contact with a Shanghai
foundation - Baobei Foundation, who covers the surgical costs for orphans
with neurological and gastrointestinal abnormalities. Mekong Hope Surgical
paid for Anna, Alex and an orphanage staff to travel to Shanghai in
August for her surgery. Baobei Foundation also arranges 'healing homes' post
op for babies and many of these families end up adopting the children in
their care. We are praying for a loving, Christian family for her and for
amazing healing and that she could walk and have no neurological damage.
The surgery was preformed on August 20th in Shanghai and was successful. Now
she will need to recover and have physical therapy in order to have the best
hope of walking and normal functions.

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