Next month my daughter, Catherine, a nursing sister, will take two weeks out of her leave to travel with a medical team to Ethiopia to carry out surgery on children and young people who have diseased, ravaged or deformed faces.
The causes for the deformities are many and include, attacks by animals, especially hyenas, pathological diseases such as noma, machete assaults and, quite commonly, battery acid (having been used as a means of inflicting terror or punishment).
In response to my recent post for prayers and funds for "Project Harar" you gave most generously and Catherine has asked me to pass on her note of thanks:-
Thank you so much for your incredibly generous donations towards Project Harar whom I will be working with in Ethiopia in April.
Your sponsorship will enable the work we do to reach people most in need and help them eat, speak and smile again.