Mr. Tarak has a very low immunity due to his HIV. He also has a severe case of tuberculosis. He is also suffering from Parkinsons disease.
When he was admitted he was so depressed and sad he actually asked Sheba to give him euthenasia. He wanted Sheba to give him 'an injection to finish him off.'
We prayed with Tarak. Our nurses looked after him.
Because of his current set of sicknesses Tarak has not been able to sleep properly for 15 days.
Sheba wanted to give him a sedative in the night - but it was not available. She talked to Tarak and his wife. She told him that in the Bible it is written that God 'gives his beloved sleep' - and that Tarak was very loved by God.
Sheba prayed with Tarak.
When she checked in on him this morning - on our way to church - she found him to be so cheerful - and his wife so grateful. Tarak had slept all through the night.
God answers prayers. Tarak still has a very long way to go. But here is a small but significant victory in the care of this dear man.
We continue to be running the Jeevan Sahara Kendra with the most skeleton of nursing staff - but each one of them who are with us pour out their lives into our patients. And we have a loving God who reaches out to touch so many of his complicated children - through us.