Eunice is a sweet 13 year old girl who loves art. She is an orphan who is HIV positive and in the second stage of TB. Her health is a very big concern right now. Children at Risk DTS student, Ana, writes about the time she spent with Eunice.
As we walked through the girls bedrooms to play outside, my eyes were drawn to one of the girls laying in bed. I walked next to her bed as she was trying to slowly stand up. I could see in her eyes that she was hurting.
“Come pray with me for this girl,” I said to some of the others on my team.
As we prayed for her I felt that I should give her one of the crosses I had on my necklace. As she smiled to thank me, I could see how gaunt her face was. There was pain in her eyes that were surrounded with dark circles.
I smiled back at her, but in my mind I was crying out to God. “Lord, help her, please!”
“Here, read,” she said. She opened the little Bible she kept next to her pillow and turned to Mark 5:21.
I looked at the words and they began to blur on the page. “Jesus raises a dead girl and heals a sick woman,” I read. I fought to keep my voice steady as I saw how much faith she had.
“God is going to heal me, too,” Eunice said.
I spent the rest of the day with Eunice. We sang songs together, read the Bible, and laughed all afternoon.
Maybe I will never see her again. Maybe her body will be made whole in Heaven, or maybe she will get better now and live a long life. The only thing I know for sure is that children like Eunice bless my life and teach me so much more than I can ever possibly bless or teach them.
Please pray with me for Eunice and the other kids at this orphanage. Their lives have all been drastically affected by HIV/AIDS.