Thursday, March 20, 2008

An update from Elizabeth

I got an e-mail today from my friend, Elizabeth. She was in Kenya with her daughter, Turi, when a terrible war broke out. They were unable to leave the country. With several friends and family, we were able to raise enough money to get Elizabeth and Turi to a safe place. She said this in her e-mail:

Thank you for everything. We have we did not have any communication facillity. It was very difficult to leave my family behind so I took them all with me and we travelled to Swaziland and have been staying there. They cried their hearts out and we had to do the best we could with the money you sent us. It took my family to a safe haven. I am so very grateful. Peace has returned in Kenya after Kofi Annan intervened. I was in Kenya for a reason. I was taught how we take many things foregranted in the United States. I arrived here last Friday and there are so many homeless people. I have been praying about it and I think as a trained nurse I was commissioned by the Lord to take care. I will stay here and work among the Internally displaced persons(IDPs) and those in camps. I have just done some work with the IDPs and I will stay here and do what the Lord wants me to do. Help these people. I have setted my whole family in Swaziland and that money is going a long long way.Attached please see some pictures I took. My heart bleeds for these people. The Church has taught me a lot and I am humbled. We have very many volunteers from other parts of the world. This was my calling. Karen we all find a purpose to be in this world and I have found mine.

She forgot to attach the pictures, but when I get them, I will put a few on my blog page. I am so happy to hear her family is safe and she is helping others. She really is amazing! Thanks again to all those who helped and prayed for her.

1 comment:

vine street said...

"We all find a purpose to be in this world and I have found mine."

What a beautiful letter. She sounds like a very strong, faithful woman.

Thanks for sharing this.