I wanted to share with you a prayer request put out on Beautiful Gate’s directors’ personal blog. This is what she wrote:
“Well, if I had to describe Beautiful Gate to you right now, my best descriptions would include; hot, smelly, diarrhea, dehydration, eye infections, chicken pox, tired, doctor’s visits and hospital visits, and overworked staff!!! Sorry, I know that was not a pretty picture, but it is a realistic one.
We have many kids who are struggling with diarrhea and have been for a few days. It is very hot here so they are losing fluids through sickness and sweat and some are just really struggling to kick their sicknesses. Many are tired and one or two are starting to show signs of pneumonia. Our volunteer nurse, Donna has been working overtime taking kids here and there and checking in on them and getting them all the right medications, etc and I know she is worn out. The staff are tired and worn out from caring for our 63 children, especially with so many who are just not well at the moment. Please take a few minutes and pray for the kids, staff, and volunteers. We are in need of God’s healing hand on our campus. We praise Him for helping our kids thus far and trust Him for their complete healing, but it is always helpful to have a few more praying hearts lifting the needs of BG up to the Lord!
Our family has had a vacation planned in advance for some time and we feel bad leaving at a time when so many children are not well. Thankfully God has blessed us with 2 wonderful and knowledgeable nurses so we can leave the children in their wonderful hands. Thank you for your prayers on behalf of our nurses and children and staff.
Have a blessed week!”
Thank you for your prayers in advance. I’m off on the same vacation she mentioned for the next week. Please also pray for our safe travels. But most of all please pray for the health of the children, staff, and volunteers of Beautiful Gate. Thank you!
“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.” ~ Matthew 9:35 (ESV)