Friday, January 23, 2009

"A child in the sand"

As unborn-child-impacting laws are loosened in America, consider this story - written by and received from a friend in southern Africa today.

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A child in the sand

At the start of the New Year Lyndall and I were asked to babysit a baby of someone who was down to South Africa from Mozambique. We went to meet this lady and she told us the story of little Billy who had just came off an incubator 3 days before we babysat him. A girl in the village they live in got pregnant from a man in a different tribe out of wedlock and she didn’t want Billy so she tied a scarf around her waist to push Billy out prematurely. Billy was born two months early. Then this lady put Billy in a bag and buried him in the sand on the beach. Someone then found him and brought him to the chief of the village who didn’t know what to do with him and asked Jill if she could take him to the hospital. That is why she came to South Africa for better care. Lyndall and I took care of Billy on a Saturday afternoon and evening. He is such a fighter. Jill is now in the process of adopting him and wants to start doing something up there, in the village for the orphans. Lyndall and I hope to head up to Mozambique in February if we have the funds and see what we can do. We are looking forward to see what is up there and what can be started.
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