Hearing the Call: Jordan April 2017
In the town of Zarqa’, a Syrian refugee camp, one mother shared her heart-breaking story with us. When the bombing started, she raced out of her home in Syria with nothing except her purse that had her children’s birth certificates. Through it all, she had hearing damage. The team was able to help her hear better and as she says restore her dignity. The mother also says she will be able to better raise her kids because she can now help them and also hear them so they won’t get frustrated with her. Even though her face was covered by her veil, everyone could see the smile she had on her face as her eyes lit up.
Day-after-day, clinic after clinic, the team helped young and old. In one clinic, you had two very distinct “hearing smiles.” One elderly man was very grateful that he would be able to hear his family again including all his grandchildren. On the other end, you had 3-year-old Rawan, who heard for the first time in her life. It is a small thing to many, but is actually an important moment in her life. It is the first step in her communicating and interacting with the world around her.
Even though this will be the sixth mission trip to Jordan, there is still much work to be done. Every day, more refugees pour into Jordan and need help.
You have the opportunity to give the gift of hearing.
You have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.
You have the opportunity to put a hearing smile on a child’s face.
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