An Egg a Day

I’m finding many layers of need here. There is the surface shell that’s easy to see at a casual glance. After a question or three, I think I have a grasp on the situation. Not necessarily so. The yolk of the matter is either humanly impossible, or very expensive, or both. These resilient believers do the best they can with what they have and praise the Lord, in spite of the hardships and difficulty, pain and physical suffering. For example, I learned that Esther needs an egg a day and milk to take with her medicine. She does not get it every day. The other children need one too for extra protein, but, you guessed it, they can’t afford it. The yolk of this matter is this. Last week we bought eggs for the children. When Will and I walked them over to the children’s kitchen, basically a concrete room with a gas stove, we found that the refrigerator was NOT working. With the weather being so cold now, the almost daily walk to the store and the fact that they only get meat once a week this is not a critical issue. In about one month it will be one. To top it off, the frig in “our” kitchen isn’t working properly. The freezer works, but the bottom isn’t cold enough. Thank God, and Don, we have a dorm size frig in our room. The temperature gets very hot here in May thru August, so a working frig is a must. I have to digress. The children get lentils and rice pretty much daily so they are getting some protein. You can rest assured that Pramita Miss (as the children say), has her finger on the pulse (another idiom) of this ministry. She is an excellent mother to her children. May they “Rise up and call her blessed” as the scripture says in Psalm 31:28. I always sénse God’s great pleasure with her when I pray for her. She is carrying a load that is humanly impossible, but as the scripture says, ”Nothing is impossible with God.” She was made for this and called to this. God has equipped her. We are eye witnesses to His glory at work thru human hands and a humble, submissive heart. (We love you, dear sister Pramita). Please pray for this mother of 24 children. Love to all, Liz


3 Responses to “An Egg a Day”

  1. 1 Terry January 23, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Great will be her reward in heaven.

  2. 2 Jan January 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Liz, with the limited electricity, looks like a refrigerator wouldn’t be able to keep things such as eggs cool enough to prevent them from spoiling anyway. Are refrigerators available to buy there?

    • 3 wetsellblognepal January 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      Yes, the frig will keep the food safe. The power is usually 6 hours on and 6 off. As long as the door stays shut it does fine. Also they turn them up to maximum cold setting. Milk for example gets a little frozen. The frig itself is readily available for 5-600.

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