Lincoln and Jenny - Missionary Associates to South Africa

Saturday, July 01, 2006

New baby

We just received a new 10 month old baby girl in the shelter this afternoon. Suzie (not her real name for privacy reasons) was brought by her father and a police officer. The mother is in jail for allegedly trying to kill the child. She allegedly gave the child tablets and tried to hang her. The father said that he is working in Jo-Burg and can't take care of the child. She seemed to be healthy and didn't show any bodily signs of abuse. She was very scared and unsure of what was going on, but I know that in time she'll feel at home here. When we receive a new child, the caregivers have a checklist to go through to document the condition of the child. They bathed her, weighed her, fed her a bottle, and gave her clean clothes.

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Anonymous D. Wo. said...

Lincoln, I was looking around the Internet and found you here. Anyway, I'm glad that things seem to be going well down there. Take care and I'll be praying for you.

2:27 AM


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