You may be wondering if praying for the situation in CAR is worth it. Yes, it is! It is part of the greater spiritual battle going on for the hearts and souls of millions of Africans in this land-locked country. You bet, it’s worth praying for! And, below is an update on what your prayers are doing, and what still needs to be prayed for.
I was able to talk with Benoît (our nurse for our project in CAR) today, and we had a good talk. He gave an update on both the children’s health and Edmond’s. Praise God there have not been any significant illnesses among the children during this whole time of unrest, so that’s huge. He reiterated that at least three hospitals were looted in Bangui alone, so both in materials/medicines to have available and in personnel, the hospitals are lacking big time right now.
I asked Benoît a little more about Edmond, our country director, and his sickness. He kept calling it in Sango, “kota koro,” which literally means, “big cold.” But then when I asked for more specifics, he called it Tuberculosis. So to verify, I asked him if it was just a problem with Edmond’s throat, because that’s all that I had been hearing. He said, no, it’s a lung issue with symptoms in the throat as well. Benoît made it clear that Edmond is in for a long recovery. He did say that over the last few days however, there has been a trend towards improvement for Edmond, so that’s great and we need to keep praying. Thanks so much for your prayers on Edmond’s behalf!