Kajo Keji, South Sudan Romogi Primary Health Care Centre is almost built through MAI's funding of this initiative of the Diocese of Kajo Keji. A recent grant from MAI will ensure solar power and borehole water pumping and storage. The picture below was taken mid-August 2016. However, the value of the funds raised during Bishop Poggo's most recent visit which appeared to be almost enough to complete the project has dropped as sterling has lost value against the dollar. This means that we need to raise an additional £20,000 as quickly as possible to purchase medical equipment and furniture so that the Centre can open later this year as planned. If you could help, we have established a
The picture above shows the completed roof at the Primary Health Care Clinic in Romogi. MAI is enabling the Anglican Diocese of Kajo-Keji to create this new facility. A British engineer working with CMS has already undertaken an inspection and MAI Board member, nurse Poppy Spens, is visiting the site this month. Funds for the build cost are almost complete. Now it remains to raise the funds for the solar power, water storage, equipment and furniture. To this end, Bishop Anthony Poggo will be in the UK this month. His itinerary is as follows: Thursday 12 May: 18.30: Youth meeting, Christ Church, Abingdon Friday 13 May: CMS Ireland staff followed by 19.30 public meeting at CMS Ireland, Belfast Saturday 14
Pastor Leonard Gcabashe concluded a full UK tour at the close of April. He expressed his gratitude for the prayer support and interest in the new challenge faced by Embo Community Church, namely extending the Clinic to enable maternity services to be provided. Further research will be undertaken and more discussions with the Health Authority concluded on his return to KwaZulu Natal this month. Meanwhile, the tour reported on the wonderful way in which the Clinic is enhancing the health of the community. In March 2016, 2,429 treatments were completed! The 12 month analysis shown above of treatments at and through the Clinic was an encouraging highlight of the tour. It is a matter of celebration that the Clinic
Adam Lyle – son of MAI founder, Eddie – lives with autism. He was so very excited when he heard of our project in Lebanon that he wanted to help. The project is to enable a Christian group with appropriate expertise to undertake a pilot project in two state schools. It will show the powerful benefit of working towards inclusion for children with learning difficulties. The team will work with both Lebanese and Syrian refugee children. Adam has become an Ambassador for the project. He has a dream. You can view his video here.
Mary is 52 and a widow with four small children. Her fisherman husband was caught in the 2004 tsunami. She had been working as a cleaning woman but, due to a persistent wound on the sole of her foot, she was laid off. In addition, she is diabetic and had a toe amputated some time ago. In January, she was wandering near Navajeevana on the outskirts of Colombo when she was advised to visit the Health Centre. The nurse treated the wound and prayed with her; Mary broke down and shared her story. Her “house” – a shanty dwelling on the beach – had been ruined by torrential rain and she was sleeping rough in the railway station. Her children