Yesterday, Jim spent some time at two departments in one of the children’s hospitals here in Kyiv. And he was able to get about an hour with the head of the AIDS department — one-on-one English lesson! He was asking her questions about the financial crisis here.
Sadly, she had only recently heard how this crisis would be affecting her unit: Among other things, the government will be cutting the food allowance per child from 20 griven a day to less than 2 as of February 1. This is unbelievable to me. Can you imagine feeding a hospitalized child for under 30 cents a day?! Parents, of course, subsidized food even before this crisis. But what about my sweet orphans? Who is going to subsidize THEIR food?
And, can you imagine being asked this question: Why do you continue to give these children such expensive drugs? They’re just going to die.
Well, aren’t we ALL going to die?
We’re praying about what our role should be in this situation. Please join us as we look to our Sovereign God — who is NOT surprised by any of this, by the way — for His direction.
And pray where even YOU might become involved…