Nearly all of the patients at our hospital are accompanied by their mothers. Sometimes the fathers come, of course and sometimes its grandparents or aunts and uncles. But usually, it is mothers. And I understand why. When I am sick, I want my mom more than anyone else. I have really enjoyed getting to know some of the mothers at our hospital, and I really admire their courage and tenacity. They face so much adversity, so many challenges, and always have such a great attitude. They really are inspirational.
Recently, CURE has started a new program called CURE Moms, which is all about bringing together the moms at the CURE hospitals and other moms all over the world. They have a really cool website where you can check out stories and prayer requests from mothers at the different hospitals.
We just started the program at the hospital here, and have started asking the mothers if they have any prayer requests, and explaining that if they do, we will share them with other mothers all around the world, and that they will pray for them. At first every single mother said the same thing: “Ask them to pray for the health of my child.” But after a few days, they started to branch out a bit, and share different concerns they have in their day to day lives. They were really touched to know that people on the other side of the world are praying for them.
A few days ago we gave out some of the CURE Moms t-shirts, so we thought it would be a good idea to do a photo shoot. Everyone had a really fun time, and they were so excited to get brand new t-shirts. Some of the women did little dances after they saw their pictures on the camera. Here are some of the pictures: