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Marian, one of our trustees, visited our sister project in Burundi which is one of the poorest countries in the world. Whilst she was there she saw the work that the Bethesda Project is carrying out in the communities around Muyinga and Bujumbura.
Today was a full day doing the “routine” work of Bethesda. We have been to 2 interior villages and met with pastors who brought their many disabled people to the Bethesda workers for help.
We have all been shocked and shocked again by what we have seen: poverty at the lowest level possible for sustaining life and tragic story after tragic story. We saw 3 children in one village who have developed epilepsy following illness and who are now hemiplegic and ALL of whom have fallen in the fire - one boy, several times!
The little fellow with CP pictured here lives in his tiny mud hut with 6 other children, and Mama, - he has many open sores. We have all been distressed- these people cannot reach the help they need and they could not pay for it even if they could reach it. I saw with my own eyes how vital the Bethesda work is & am amazed at the work of Lamech the pastor who walks & rides miles to visit these folk & who took us to their homes today.
An overwhelming day.
As you know, there is a dire need to replace the Bethesda vehicle and Kepplewray have entered teams into the Coniston to Barrow Walk on Saturday 2nd May to help raise the funds needed. If you or your friends would like to join us walking the 21 miles in beautiful countryside we are offering full-board accommodation at Kepplewray and travel to and from the walk start and finish points. Walkers need to commit to raising at least £80 each of sponsorship.
If you would like to register, please go to https://keswick2barrow.co.uk/ and hit the Register button. Once you have your walker number then contact us at Kepplewray and we will add you to the team.