Racing to bring healing to Cynthia
In a dark room, Cynthia sat alone. Suddenly, kind voices broke the silence. The door opened, and light washed over Cynthia as people with warm smiles said hello. They were welcoming and unafraid of her, not the normal way that people reacted when they saw her, if they even saw her at all. In that moment, Cynthia felt the emptiness in her heart begin to break apart as love entered in.
Cynthia was diagnosed with epilepsy in Malawi where disabilities are commonly seen as contagious or a curse. This meant Cynthia grew up in an unaccepting community. She was alone and isolated, unaware of the truth that she was a loved and cherished child of God. Her parents had kept her hidden out of fear for how their community would react. But when Kingdom Workers showed up on their bikes, everything changed. The volunteers introduced Cynthia and her family to the loving and accepting community of Christ.
Not long after this first interaction, Cynthia’s family joined the disability ministry. Volunteers worked with Cynthia and helped her family understand epilepsy. Shortly after, the Holy Spirit moved the family to join confirmation class and be baptized.
In baptism, Cynthia was welcomed into God’s family. Six months later, God called Cynthia home.
While Cynthia’s time here was short, we are thankful she was blessed to know her Savior. Volunteers were able to bring Jesus to children like Cynthia because people like you care about the work of sharing the gospel around the world.
Our work in Malawi
Through the disability ministry, families and individuals living with physical and/or cognitive disabilities receive physical, emotional, and spiritual healing from trained volunteers. As healing takes place, harmful misconceptions and stigmas surrounding those with disabilities begin to fade.
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