Europe & Russia Tues: South
Asia Wed: East
S.E. Asia & Pacific
Frid: South America Sat: Central & North America Please join me in praying for one part of the world each day:
Jesus, today please bless the people of South Asia
Tuesday July 31, 2012 Daily Blog John W Previous 2012 blogs
morning I was called to local Queen Elizabeth Hospital
for some urgent visits....including several in two different children's wards.
One particular case stands out: 13 month old baby girl...hole in heart plus other complications....has 3 older brothers and sisters....father working...mother staying in hospital 24 hours a day with baby (a hospital requirement for someone to stay)...oldest of siblings 8 years old....father taking one to work (it's school holiday time)...neighbours minding two others....mother very low on physical and emotional energy...in fact...near the end of her tether...no relatives in HK (she's from Mainland)...no one to give her a rest from 24 hour stay in hospital (already there 5 days and nights)
discussion with mother and Catholic pastoral worker, I asked mother "what's
the most practical way to help you?" She said: "can you find
someone to take my place here at hospital for a few hours each day
so I can go home (not far from hospital) have a short rest (not much rest at hospital...baby vomiting right through night) and see other children".
I was able to find a kind volunteer who went to hospital for 5 hours after lunch. And thought occurred: there's a need for government/hospital/churches to have a group of volunteers on call for such cases. If anyone knows of such an existing group, please let me know. Pastoral worker also not aware of any such group.
English editorial in the Ming Pao newspaper (HK),
Don't Judge Parents' Motives Wrongly
and my recording of same,
can be accessed here from midday HK time today to mid-evening HK time tonight
31st of the month,
Jesus please bless
the people of Tianjin
(Please join me in praying for one part of China each day of the month)
My Bible Plan for today
includes a sung version of the famous hymn in
Philippians Chapter 2. Enjoy!
Thank you for a prayer
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