Once or twice a week some of the City Ministries staff go to Bukuru blind town to provide basic medical care for the people of that small neighborhood. Bukuru is a town just south of Jos and blindtown is an area where blind people come together to care for each other. They are desperately poor and survive mainly by begging. It is common to see blind men with a child (as their guide) begging along the main road through Jos.
The leader of the community is called the chief. He is blind and below are some pictures of his palace.
I went there because the front wall of part of the building had fallen down and I wanted to see what it would take to repair it. We use this room for our medical outreach so we have an interest in repairing it, not only for our use, but to bless the people of this community. Below is a picture of the room.
I have lived in Africa for nearly 6 years and I as still taken back by the conditions most people live in. How do people survive in these conditions? And yet millions through Africa do. Praise God that this is not our only hope. Because of the gift of salvation through Jesus we have the hope of living with God in heaven for eternity.
I am not sure what we will be able to do because our resources are spread thin, hopefully we can do a little.