Saturday, May 6, 2017

Baby Ryan

Today I was able to meet baby Ryan. He is 1 month and 2 weeks old. This moment is so bittersweet for me as I held this precious child of God. On one hand I was filled with joy to see such a miracle and absolutely perfect child but then on the other hand I had to face the stark reality of little Ryans life ahead.  His family of 5 live in a small hut made of mud, cow dung and straw with no ventilation, no running water and no latrine or sewage in site.  The harsh truth is that 1 out of 3 children die under the age of two in this village and I truly only have my prayers to God that Ryan would not be one of them.  As my tears of joy mix with my tears of worry and sadness I am once again reminded of why I have been called here to Uganda.  To bring Life through the message of Jesus Christ and make a difference in one child at a time in the belief that one day these odds will change and babies like Ryan have the same hope and opportunity at life that babies in the USA have.

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