Faith and David Kroeker Maus are Daylight Board Members currently living in Uganda working with an Aid Organization. They visited Daylight last week.
On our way to the nomads we came upon a group of people surrounding a woman sitting on the ground holding a very sick child. Although he was breathing and sometimes coughing feebly, his eyes had rolled back in his head, and he was mostly unconscious.
This child was clearly going to die if he did not receive medical attention soon. So, we loaded the boy, his father, mother, and grandmother into the vehicle and sped off back the way we had come.
As we pulled away the women in the group screamed prayers to Yesu (Jesus) and lifted their hands in thanks to us. Finally we reached the hospital. The doctors told us that the boy had arrived in time and would survive.
The boy’s parents and grandmother were the only barefoot adults in thehospital and were clearly overwhelmed by everything around them. Paved roads, large buildings, and indoor plumbing were just not part of their worlds.
We stayed with them until everything was settled and gave them some money for all of the hospital bills before setting off on our journey a second time.
Faith and David Kroeker Maus