Cecilia Simick, SCN, shares this touching story from the road during one of her mobile medical clinics in Nepal.
Greetings! We had gone for the mobile clinic in one of the villages called Bubbairakhe. It was a three hour, rough ride on the hills. The generous owner of the house who allows us two rooms for our clinics called us and shared of an incident involving this family which I am sharing with you.
A poor family’s thatched roof house caught fire and whatever they had turned into an ash heap. They were given shelter in a small room usually kept for goats by their neighbor. The villagers themselves are poor, but they tried to help them with whatever they could.
I went to see this family, the young mother had delivered a baby, only 15 days ago. She has a two-year-old daughter also. They were crammed in a small room without enough clothes or food. Her husband had gone looking for help. It was a bad situation.
The next day we were heading towards the next village, one more hour through rough terrain for the clinic, but we went back to Surkhet and collected some items, including clothing from the other Sisters in Birendranagar. We then collected some rice, dal and oil.
When we handed these to the young mother she burst into tears and thanked us for helping her in their time of need. The older child went digging into the bag of clothes and found one for herself. She wore the new dress and ran to show her friends. She was so happy and started running around in such a joyful way.
It was a heart touching moment for everyone present.
“Miracles happen every moment if our eyes are open to see them.”
Thank you friends for your help and support for our ministry in Surkhet.
Sister Cecilia Simick