Today was a very heartwarming day, as we visited 2 maternity hospitals, and a state run orphanage.
At the first hospital a doctor came out and talked to us. He mentioned that 70,000 children were born in Mongolia last year, with 6,000 at his hospital.
He said Mongolia would reach 3 million people this year. A couple moms came out with their babies and received a bundle prepared by the HIWAM group. Each bundle held a couple handmade blankets, a piece of clothing, hat and socks.
Thirty bundles are given to each hospital to be handed out to a mom in need.
At the next hospital we all suited up for a tour.
It was wonderful to see the little babies which stay in the same bed with their mom, with 6 or 7 beds per room. Twenty babies are born each day at this hospital. It brought tears to my eyes when I held the little baby, remembering holding my little Westie. Also emotional when I saw a couple little ones on oxygen remembering Weston’s early days.
The outside of the hospital.
We next visited a state run orphanage that holds over 100 children. It was bright and cheerful with the children engaged in many activities.
This little girl was happy to show us her room.
The IWAM group donated money to furnish this mentoring room, so many students came to tell us their stories.
They had wonderful snacks, then a big bowl of ice cream, and then chicken and rice. It was delicious.
Just a wonderful day filled with great fullness and appreciation.