Isaac – He Will Laugh
In Hebrew, the name Yitzchak means “he will laugh”. In the Old Testament, Isaac is the son of Abraham and Sarah, the husband of Rebecca and the father of Jacob and Esau. Sarah could not bear children and was already very aged at the time of his conception. She chose the name Isaac because she had laughed at the messengers of God announcing that she would finally have a son.
This little boy has not laughed a lot in his young life. Isaac was recently rescued from the bushlands of north/central Kenya and brought to Neema House for healthcare and restoration.
We were contacted by a friend asking if we could help with this young boy. He is 6 months old. His mother is terminally ill and his grandmother is struggling to care for her daughter and Isaac.
Annie traveled to meet with the mother and grandmother to understand their wishes for this little boy. Upon arrival to Neema House in Nairobi, Isaac was introduced to Caleb, Lily and Alice, other young children under Annie’s care.
Isaac is currently in the hospital fighting an intestinal infection. He weighs 10.5lbs., has perforated ear drums due to untreated ear infections and scabies from general uncleanliness. Once Isaac is well, he will begin a nutrition regimen designed to address his malnourishment.
We are so blessed to have this young man in our care. He WILL laugh one day. Within months he will flash us a smile and a glisten from his eyes that will let us know, he is well. We will keep him in touch with his grandmother and pray that one day he will be strong enough to be reunited with his family.
Please keep Isaac, his mother and grandmother in your prayers. Keep our staff in Kenya covered in prayers as they travel to rescue, serve, love and care for the children.