You can change a life…really! I’ve heard it said before and today I saw it first-hand. It was our first full day on the Africa Mercy and early in the morning we went to the eye screening. While we were waiting, I got to know Akou and her mom, Ameze. Akou is six months old and has cataracts in both eyes; she can’t see.
They will be removed tomorrow.
Because of her surgery in the morning, Akou and her mom are staying overnight on the ship. Before I went to bed, I wanted to say good-night and pray with them. When I got to their room, Ameze starting digging through her bag. Minutes later, she handed me a bracelet her daughter had been wearing earlier. It was a gift for me. Ameze knows very little English but I still asked her why.
She just hugged me…and her hug answered my question.