Cynthia, a 6 year old girl has been in the hospital the last 3 days with Malaria. She has been very ill with high fevers and has been lying in bed like a limp dishrag. She has been miserable. This morning I started my rounds in the Pediatric Ward at bed 1 and worked my way around the 8 bed ward. As I finished bed 5 I looked up to see Cynthia waiting for me. I did not have to ask a question about her condition. The beautiful smile on her face told the entire story. Her fever was gone, her appetite was returning and she should be able to go home in a couple of days. Cynthia’s smile made my day and it was only 30 minutes old.
Jim and Terry Hake have been at St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Njinikom, Cameroon since July 2010. With the prayerful support of their family and friends, and relying on Our Lord to be their daily companion, they are in the second year of a three year mission.