Health and Nutrition
Babies born with avoidable birth defects, children with diminished learning capabilities and adults with vision problems . . . these are all avoidable.
However, treating the symptoms does not solve the problem. The long-term solution is getting at the root cause.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Humanitarian assistance sets the foundation for a spiritual experience
Living in Faith brings much needed medicines to Cuba and Haiti
While Cuba has excellent doctors and medical technicians, there is a critical and chronic lack of life-saving and maintenance pharmaceuticals.
This situation also exists in Haiti but is further complicated by the lack of a basic medical infrastructure.
Problems associated with poor prenatal care in Haiti include learning disabilities, low birth weight, and birth defects such as spina-bifida. Lack of mental development lasts a lifetime.
Prenatal vitamins are a simple solution to avoid this tragedy. In certain areas, without Living in Faith, this prenatal care is just not available.
In Cuba, parents are brought forward during church services and given a supply of vitamins as a gift.
They realize this is a gift from the Lord, and many times have shed tears of gratitude. Once again, without Living in Faith, these vitamins could not be obtained.
A woman who came to pick up her eyeglasses at our mission house in Havana asked if Living in Faith could provide a towel and some lace so that she, the grandmother, could give it to her daughter who was about to give birth.
We provided her with a "real" baby blanket - the grandmother wept with gratitude. God works through Living in Faith in wonderful ways.