Friday, October 4, 2013

Update on Sweet Alex

I just wanted to update you all on sweet Alex.  Love this boy!  

We took Alex to visit a doctor in Kampala shortly after he arrived.  He has some special needs and we needed to get on a program for him.  

I went with Nurse Sarah and assisted her with Alex and 4 other children that had to be seen at the same clinic.  The trip was long for all of us.  Visiting the doctor here is not a 1 or 2 hour endeavor.  Normally it requires a trip to Kampala which means leaving GSF as early as 7 am, packing snacks, diapers, change of cloths (in case of accidents), water, toys... you get the picture.  

After his doctor appointment he was not improving as we would like and actually loosing weight.  Nurse Dayna and I visited a ministry that rehabilitates severely malnourished children.  Rene was a blessing and encouragement, gave us great advice how we could help him.  Alex is now living with Claudia, one of our missionaries that has, over the years, kept children like him in her home for more intensive one on one care with great success. He is now improving and gaining weight, laughing, standing up and walking by holding on to objects!! 

Praise God! Thank you for your prayers.  Continue to pray that he would improve and gain strength.

This picture was taken on the way back from Kampala... left at 7 am and returned to GSF at 6:30 pm.  Poor tyke was tuckered out!


  1. You look positively radiant, Sharon! I do believe Uganda agrees with you (and Tom). I love your updates, and find myself somewhat tempted to live vicariously through you. :)

    I was excited to see that you're using Denise's 'Gifts of Grace' study. Who could've imangined she'd be going international (lol)? What a blessing to all!

    Godspeed as you continue in this great work for the Kingdom.

  2. I love this picture. I follow Rene's ministry too, her heart is just amazing. As is yours. xo