Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hope for Fatima

My able colleague Sarah has taken matters into her own hands with Fatima.

Yesterday Sarah decided that staff devotions would be held in Fatima's room. What a great idea! It helps to get Fatima more involved with people.

Sarah leads a Bible study with the women in the sewing program from about 9:30 til 11:00. She decided that they would meet in the parlor (living room) of Bezer Home and Fatima would join them. She assisted Fatima in walking from her bedroom to the parlor. Fatima sat in a comfortable chair during the entire Bible study. Afterwards she walked back to her bedroom with very little assistance.

I have recently seen improvements in other areas of her life as well. She is now bathing more regularly.

This morning I told Fatima how proud I am of her. I asked her when she was going to walk again. She said she was just waiting for Sarah to come and get her.

Sarah is great at encouraging people and refusing to allow them to wallow in self-pity.

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