Help Jean Aklele Camara seek treatment for stomach

Campaign Created by: Marlene Brubaker
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Goal : $600

Raised : $1,566

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Matthew 5:16 "....let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." 

Here is an opportunity to shine your light!!! 

Join me in assisting a long term friend seeking medical treatment for ongoing stomach issues. Several of us in the USA have been helping Aklele with his education, housing and health for at least 10 years.  As an orphaned child, he met my Uncle Fred, on one of this trips with Yale Educators to document the culture of the Baga peoples.  Aklele impressed them greatly with his inquisitiveness, and thirst for knowledge.  At that time, the local elementary school was 2 miles away and it was not customary for such a child to get an education. There were many impediments to his ability to learn (1:200 teacher/student ratio).  My students were looking for a person to help directly, for a community service project, and Aklele was a perfect fit.  He learned English through texting with my SkillsUSA students at CCTS.  We were able to raise funds to send him to a private school Conakry, the Capitol. We found someone going to Guinea who could personally carry and hand deliver a computer to him, so he could keep up with his studies. It has been a blessing to us to watch him grow from a young boy to a man, facing adversities along the way that would challenge the strongest of us.  It has been a joy to see him get the best education through highschool and college, and watch him flourish into the best of the best in Guinea! 

Unfortunately, he has been suffering all these many years with stomach issues. I have had many discussions with him, sharing our similar struggles with stomach pain.  But now, Praise God,  he has found someone to treat him in a neighboring country. 

I am trying to raise some money to gift him so that he can travel to seek treatment.  Guinea is a very poor country, with no infrastructure to speak of, hospitals are few, and treatment is rudamentary. The economics in that nation are such that only the foolhardy would invest there, and so the medical needs of it's citizens are just not a priority.  It ranks #121 on the 2020 Index of Economic Freedom (https://www.heritage.org/index/country/guinea), though from my observations, that's being 'generous.' 

I take delight in Jesus' words in Matthew 25: 34-40 where he summarizes the deeds expected of us... ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
This is our opportunity to help 'one of the least of my brothers.'  Nevertheless, I do not consider Aklele 'least' as he is a man with a lot of potential.  I know that treatment will get him back to the productive member of society that he has shown he can be. 

I am most grateful for your assistance with a donation in any amount.  God Bless You as you seek God's Mercy and Guidance in these times!


 

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