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Smallest Bed
PICTURES AT The end
Her bed was on the garbage cart. It had very little room but she was not very large anyway. She was a pretty little girl, and seemed to love everybody.

Nathalia and her brother were not fortunate enough to live in a home. Hard times had fallen on their mother after her first husband died. Rejected by family, she is alone. Now that her second husband left her, she struggles to provide for her two little ones. She found that by collecting garbage and selling plastic bottles, she could raise funds for food but not enough for rent. The children were her helpers in this little business.

As with so many in Manila, Philippines she was left with no resources and struggled along living on the sidewalk. Other street children were companions for her children also riding on top the garbage collecting cart being pushed by an older sibling or parent down the street looking for trash. When it rains, the trash plugs drains and streets can fill clear up as high as the arm pits during typhoon season.

Nathalia did not know any other life. The street was her home. She could go anywhere she wanted and visit anyone she wanted and ride on top of this cart and on top of the garbage. At night it was her bed. An Adventist family near the hospital loaned their van to the little family to sleep in during the night. This afforded a little security against roving drunkards and potential molestation during the night. Crimes of rape, theft, murder are very common in the streets.

Nathalia heard of Jenny’s evening meetings because Edwin and Eloida Lechicka had a branch Sabbath school on the street for children. They were happy to be invited to hear Jenny tell Bible lessons and show pictures of nature and the Bible. They quickly caught the object lessons, the commandments, and about the sanctuary. They enjoyed any food we gave them. It did not take them long to be determined to be baptized. Heaven really sounded great. Imagine streets paved with gold. They had never seen gold but it sounded great. The pictures looked wonderful.

Nathalia was happy to wear the white dress and walk in front of the ark of the covenant in the beginning of the final program called the wedding of the Lamb. She practiced tossing petals till she did it in such a graceful way. With her crown on, she suddenly seemed transformed and even walked with elegance. WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE?

When the KING in heaven puts white robes on us before we enter into heaven and has us walk among the angels that have always been kind and good, we will feel comfortable and really like royalty. WHAT WILL BE THE DIFFERENCE IN US?

When typhoon rains hit while we were about 1.5 hours away at AUP, Jenny could not sleep. How could her new “sister” sleep in the water collecting in the street? She had to do something. I wanted to comfort Jenny and asked her to trust Jesus. She reminded me that the Bible mentions people who just say they will pray and tell the poor to “go and be warmed.” God wants us to get them into our homes. We could not adopt, so Jenny sat up all night trying to think of a way to help.

In the morning she spoke with principal and then teachers and wrote a letter officially asking for housing and so many were involved in giving permission. Jenny planned to work with her tiny allowance from DAD of only 20 dollars a month. She promised God she would give it all. She knows God will refill her hand.

She then went to Manila to convince mom and brother. Nathalie was easy to convince. She followed Jenny about like she was her big sister. She loved it when Jenny fixed her hair and gave her clothing. She knew she was loved.

Mom Carla went through separation anxiety and changed her mind so many times. Jenny almost gave up so many times also. It really did look totally impossible. WE work for nothing. We get absolutely no salary for our work. WE have nothing. We just move in faith. People ask for our sanctuary medical evangelism program all over the world. We pray and if God tells us it is His plan, we ask when and start packing. As a family physician, I fill up a huge suitcase or two depending on the known poverty level of those at the destination. My 15 year old daughter and I pull teeth, do minor surgeries, treat ulcers and many tropical diseases and fevers. I have trained Jenny to do my vision clinics fitting glasses. We collect used glasses and can use quantities of 1,200 in one region if we have them. People will walk for 70 miles and sit under a palm waiting as long as 7 days for their turn so they can see. Jenny and I are both handicapped with vision problems and cannot see without glasses. We understand the costs involved thus we are sensitive to such needs. We are traveling all over Africa into 7 countries and more. WE also have been in 16 countries doing this since God called me in a dream while doing family practice in Portland, Oregon in 1992. Jenny consults with me for the complicated cases involving cataracts and river blindness caused by a parasite. She treats up to 70 per day besides doing the children’s program for 2 hours each evening. Her program is just before the adult so she can assist running computer, sound and whatever during adult meeting.

People think we are rich but they do not see us going hungry and packing up to obey God’s commands not even having enough funds for travel. Each journey is a minimum of 4,000 dollars and often involves $10,000 when travel is difficult in Congo with the sanctuary. People carry our bags for 10 feet and ask for 100 dollars. They just do not believe we have carried it for thousands of miles for nothing with absolutely no salary and never even ask the church for anything. Working for God is a fruit of faith. And the fruit of this obedience is an unexplainable joy at working side by side with the God of the universe who is soon to come for those who love Him.

God moved hearts to help Nathalia be put into an Adventist church school. Even the guard, the driver, the nursing supervisor and quality assurance director of the hospital, and VP were all involved in helping to get this little almost 7 year old into school into a teacher’s nice home shelter.

When we came up against giants and mountains, we just knelt down and prayed again. God opened the way a step at a time.

Still we are praying that she will learn and that those on the teaching staff will have love for her as we do. We pray that they will understand where they were born and lived. God has the ability to polish any one he wants to.

Every time we shop, we think of our Nathalia. There are thousands around the world just like her. God gave us a nice big teddy bear for her to hug and one for her brother. We plan to go in January encourage these new believers. We would love to have helpful donations for their schooling.
The world is full of these kind of opportunities. They might be even in our own neighborhoods. Have you seen any?

If you want to help Jenny pay for the whole year of schooling of Nathalia and Jess, Jenny would be thrilled and she would perhaps find another like them in AFRICA on our next journey. She loves to use her allowance buying children’s supplies like stickers, markers, crayons, and Bible lessons for her children’s programs.

Jennifer McCluskey
POB 351
Cheney, WA 99004

Larger donations can be routed through:
Missions Unlimited:
1617 Carson Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Be sure to label it for Dr. Larose and Jenny for Nathalia & Jess school fees Manila Philippines

Any school fees collected above the immediate need will be in safe keeping for the next year of studies. Jenny is keeping careful records.
Bibles4you@yahoo.com
Ask about the DVD showing Nathalie going to school. It is available.
07 Sep 2007 by Larose
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