Tag Archives: Mattaw

Third World Medicine

I took our little guy back to the hospital this morning. They gave him his injection. It was like nothing I have ever seen in my life. See, in the US, when you give an IV medication, you insert a little catheter into the vein, dilute the medication, check to make sure the catheter is in the vein, and then… (more…)

Sickness in a Hailstorm

Sorry for the late post, Kitale has been rationing electricity, so I have been off line. I was in town shopping this morning when I found out one of our HIV children was very sick. The doctors quickly diagnosed him with TB (tuberculosis). The doctor wanted to personally take him to the pharmacy across town and get the IV medication… (more…)

Mattaw Moment on Youtube

New Youtube video of Mattaw! I enjoyed this because it shows before and after pictures of the kids. However, it is important not to become distracted by the physical differences and forget about the spiritual. Feeding orphans bread, medically assisting them, and giving them families are all great things, but they are not what make a long term impact on a child’s life–only knowing Jesus… (more…)

Farm Roads Away

Well, I got in the car with the family visiting from Corpus Christi and we went on a road trip–which in Kenya is translated “nausea, big headache and bruised coccyx.” We took farm road after farm road and hit pothole after pothole until we finally arrived at the little village we were searching for.  We brought them some food and payed a… (more…)

Group Hug

Well, Peter and I posed for a nice picture today, but then Georgie thought we were cuddling and ran out in front of the camera and tackled us. He doesn’t think any hug is complete without him in the middle. Peter and I spent all of yesterday afternoon at the hospital waiting on tests and x-rays. He has a bad knee.… (more…)

Welcoming Feast

Well, I was supposed to spend the whole day in bed, but I had a miss-communication with someone and ended up at the hospital with a child who has Brucella and TB. She lives about 40 miles away from me and around 35 from the hospital, so I am ready for some rest! In the mean time, I do have some… (more…)

The New Parents

When we find orphans, we do not put them up for adoption. We build them a home at Mattaw and find them loving, godly, Kenyan parents who commit to raising them in their culture. So, the parent search was on. I asked one of Mattaw’s directors how they find the parents. She laughed and said, “well, God brings them to… (more…)