March 09, 2011

Restored in Malawi

Shelly Meyer–Hand of Hope International Relations Officer

Cathy Zagwa is 11 years old and was born with a club foot. Due to her clubfoot condition, Cathy experienced great pain, embarrassment, and was often unable to attend school. “It is even unthinkable to suggest that the disabled child is a witch…and she is disabled because she is paying for her sins; but that’s what the people say” explained Cathy’s mother. The community perceives a disabled child as a sinner and a cursed person.

At the government district hospital Cathy received club foot treatment for a year. However, nothing changed. Instead, her foot got worse and she finally gave up. But God did not give up on Cathy. One day, she was identified and diagnosed of neglected club foot and was booked for an operation at the Joyce Meyer Ministry, Hand of Hope supported CURE Hospital in Blantyre.

After surgery, Cathy will walk properly like any other child and go to school. She will be able to wear shoes something she has missed since she was born. You can imagine the joy she will have at last! Cathy and her mother both found grace before God as they confessed Christ as their Lord and savior.

Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.