The old man in the picture to the right is from an area of the Nuba mountains which was the scene of intense fighting this year. More than once, the village where he lived was evacuated, as residents fled the Islamist ground forces of indicted war criminal, Omar al Bashir. As you can see from his swollen hands and knees, this man has suffered from severe arthritis. A local missionary took the photo of him holding medicine from a PPF shipment which had just arrived, providing him with relief from pain for the first time in years.
The second photo is of Rashid, a polio victim who was a recipient of one of PPF's hand-powered tricycles. Rashid, like most polio victims, had to crawl around in dirt and filth for most of his life.
Now, he is raised up - and very mobile.
Your compassion towards these men is considered a crime by the Islamists in Khartoum. Yet, you keep giving, and God keeps working to change hearts and lives. Thank you for your witness of love to the persecuted.
"But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth." Ex. 9:16