They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness! TRANSLATED BY DAWN LIM
Staring at the declining blood oxygen level, Judy’s (pseudonym) heart sank ...
Over the years, Judy often worked as a cleaner at some offices, earning a few hundred ringgits for a living. When her daughter was about to be born 11 years ago, her husband died of a heart attack. Judy went through really tough times and raised her daughter alone. Judy and her daughter managed to cope with their everyday life with the assistance of Manna Food Bag brought by Pusat Baptist Sungai Ara 7979 Holistic Care Station. However, her peaceful days were disrupted by the pandemic; Judy’s workload and salary had both been reduced. In addition to the living expenses, housing loan and her daughter’s education expenses which were pushing her to the brink, she also had to ward off the Coronavirus.
Judy was infected with Covid19 at the workplace. When the volunteers learned about her predicament, they immediately delivered oximeters and Chinese medicine to her house. At first, Judy refused to go to the hospital for treatment for fear of leaving her daughter at home alone. After the volunteers delivered the Manna Food Bag and made arrangement to leave her daughter under the care of relatives, Judy was finally admitted to the hospital with peace of mind. From diagnosis to treatment, Judy's situation was worrying. Staring at the declining blood oxygen level, Judy’s heart sank. The volunteers—who were like family members to Judy—never left her hospital bed; instead, they fought the virus alongside Judy through prayers. With the encouragement of the volunteers, Judy also learned to pray unceasingly even though she always lacked confidence.
Soon, Judy's treatment finally came to an end. Unfortunately, her health condition after she was discharged from the hospital was not optimistic. Since Judy has high blood pressure, high blood glucose and high blood lipid, the damage to her health caused by the Coronavirus was even greater. The volunteers were very anxious about Judy’s health condition. Although volunteers were tasked to offer help, at times they might also felt small and helpless and needed people to pray for them. Gradually, Judy returned to health. Seeing that Judy had finally recovered, the volunteers could no longer hold back the tears they had been suppressing for a long time. Judy, who has gone through many tribulations in life, now has a stronger faith in God. Every day is new to her and even a simple breakfast can make Judy feels grateful. For Judy, this is a journey of faith; but for the volunteers, is this not a journey of experiencing God’s faithfulness?