Earlier this week I received an e-mail from a mother in Gauteng. Her son is a heroin addict and on the streets of Port Elizabeth. She wanted us to help. Our policy is not to go out and look for people on the streets. They must come out of their own and because they are serious about getting better. Yesterday this young man came to us for help. His mother was overjoyed. He is in his early twenties and totally addicted to the worse drug possible. He injected directly into the arteries on his hands and I could hardly look at his hands they were so infected.
We sent him to the hospital this morning (with a leader as we need to protect them from themselves) to have his hands seen to. Now the withdrawal symptoms and the long walk to health start. I am just praying that he will hang in there and not jump the wall when things become too difficult and the craving to big. If it is part of your habit to pray, please pray for us and pray for the many people in our care that, like this young man needs healing of body, soul and spirit.