UPDATE – MAY 31 After over 2 months of setbacks, Emmanuel finally had surgery for his thyroid cancer yesterday. His family has reported to us that the surgery went well and Emmanuel is awake and alert. The next step is radioactive iodine treatment. Emmanuel will begin this treatment in the coming days. Please keep the Namunyu family in your prayers. We are hopeful that God will heal Emmanuel. UPDATE – APRIL 8: Last Friday we asked you to pray for Emmanuel Namunyu, the founder and director of Eruli Children’s Center in Bungoma, Kenya. Emmanuel is a man who has given his life to helping orphans. And now his life is at risk due to thyroid cancer. We let you… Read more »
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Sponsor an AIDS Orphan Today! “Over Medicalized.” That’s what they are calling the response to the current AIDS pandemic. At the 19th International AIDS Conference, it was reported that we had an “unintended catastrophe.” If you have read my responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis, you have certainly heard of my elation at the use of Anti-retrovirals in the treatment of HIV in order to prevent the virus from turning into AIDS. One of the most successful parts of this medical treatment is a program called PMTCT (Prevent-Mother-To-Child-Transmission). This program has been so successful that over 95% of the babies born to mothers with HIV/AIDS have not contracted the virus. This has been one of the most impressive breakthroughs in the… Read more »
The stories about Emmanuel are legendary. He has helped thousands of orphans at Eruli, Bungoma, and Mt. Elgon in Kenya. We call them Emmanuel’s Kids. His ministry with CRF is expanding daily and is due to open up a new high school this month. Follow the donate link below to read more about his story. But even helpers need help. Emmanuel now has thyroid cancer. Doctors tell us that it will require some pretty extensive surgery and radiation to cure the cancer. He needs your prayers. And he needs some financial resources to make this happen. When he retired from teaching in the public schools, Emmanuel lost his insurance. We need Emmanuel! We believe that his surgery can be successful…. Read more »
Little Milton – by Milton Jones, CRF President He was wearing an orange shirt. I think he had borrowed his shirt just because he was coming to see me. He lived in a slum. He was hoping to go to a school for AIDS orphans. He was poor. He had a big tumor on his back. And he wanted to meet me. He came over to shake my hand. And I asked him his name. “My name is Milton,” the little boy said. Here was little Milton in the orange shirt. And he was standing beside Big Milton in the orange shirt. He had so many strikes against him. I had so many things going for me. Why him? Why… Read more »
We just received a wonderful picture at the CRF office of Mayra Valladares with her right arm in a cast. Yep, we are celebrating her arm in a cast because of what it represents to her. It represents the ability to work, care for her children, and to have a little dignity returned to her. You may remember that I wrote about Mayra after my trip to Honduras in April. She is the unfortunate woman who was hit by a car as she walked home on the side of the road. She was badly hurt and barely survived. When I met her, she was back to normal… except for her arm.