Stories About the Children

A Prejudiced Missionary in Bolivia

Angela Kay transported a 2-year-old boy home to Bolivia after he had open heart surgery in North America through the Children’s Heart Project. Three years ago, after dropping off my last child at college, I decided I was now ready to serve the Lord. I began my work in missions in Bolivia as a nurse [&hellip

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Healed Hearts and Relationships

“Why me?” Vera asked herself. Her 6-month old daughter, Irene, had developed a high fever. Vera took her to the hospital where she works as a midwife, expecting to receive medicine and return home. But as the doctor took a long time to examine her girl’s chest, Vera became anxious. “I asked her if everything [&hellip

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A Village Meets Jesus After a Little Girl Has Heart Surgery

Sometimes we go through certain situations just so that we can get to know God. It took a congenital heart defect for a small eastern Ugandan village to meet Jesus Christ. Three-year-old Alice Nakolo’s family believed in witchcraft and often visited witch doctors to seek health, healing, and luck. Many people in her village didn’t [&hellip

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Heart Defects Healed in the Cayman Islands

Lisett was afraid that her son wasn’t sick enough. What would she do if they didn’t accept him? From the time he was born, Ostin had coughing spells and frequently developed colds. When he turned 1 year old, Lisett took him to the doctor and he was diagnosed with a heart murmur. Lisett was advised [&hellip

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The Father’s Love

Juanita had a difficult childhood. Her father worked in the silver mines, and, when she was young, he passed away. Her mother was a strong woman and carried on with her six children, but, a few years later, she became sick and also passed away. When she 21 years old, Juanita met the man who [&hellip

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Children’s Heart Project Patient Achieves Great Things

Aminah Naluyinde comes from a small village in Uganda. She was raised in a Muslim family with one brother and three sisters. I remember my mother carrying me with her wherever she went. She carried me to and from school each day. This made me feel different and embarrassed. I understood that I needed help [&hellip

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Following Up with Santi

Mari Krueger became a volunteer transporter with the Children’s Heart Project after her 1-year-old son’s heart surgery. She’s a journalist, Navy wife, and mother of two. A boy with a backpack smiles for a photo as he heads into preschool. It’s hardly possible to believe this tall, relaxed boy is the same person as the [&hellip

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A Heart Forever Changed

Hilda Grace Nalwanga is a 23-year-old woman from central Uganda. When she was 14 years old, her life changed through a program of Samaritan’s Purse called The Children’s Heart Project. When I was in boarding school, I would get sick often. The school nurses often diagnosed me with malaria, cough, and flu. They would give [&hellip

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What It’s Like to Be an Interpreter for the Children’s Heart Project

Karla Patzi Cayoja has worked with the Children’s Heart Project in Bolivia on five separate trips with various families to various hospitals in North America. She most recently traveled with two Bolivian families receiving corrective heart surgeries in the Grand Cayman Islands. Being an interpreter for the Children’s Heart Project isn’t a normal job. It [&hellip

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