Sunday, June 8, 2014

Infant Kits for Babies in Thanlyin, Myanmar

Regardless of cultural nuances throughout the world, many traits are universally shared.  One of them is the love of a mother for her child.

In the rural village clinic in Thanlyin township, dozens of new mothers sat in the un-airconditioned waiting room with their child on their laps.  It was sweltering hot.  Babies cried.  Flies buzzed.  Sweat dripped.  But the mothers were undaunted in their quest.  Latter-day Saint Charities was coming to distribute a few much- needed infant kits and hygiene kits, and they didn't want to miss out.

After the women received their kits and left, we were shown the delivery room where these same women had brought those little babies into the world.  The table with the greenish covering is the delivery table.  

The head midwife of the clinic.

Truly the need is great.  The Church has the humanitarian funds and supplies. What they need is more senior missionaries to help distribute those supplies.  Myanmar has two senior couples to cover the entire country.  And millions of people are in need.  Please come and help the work.

Elder and Sister Coffey

1 comment:

  1. LOVE following your exploits! Keep 'em coming! ps Debbie, you look GREAT on a motorcycle! : )