This afternoon we welcomed our new Kurdish child Niyan. After traveling from Northern Iraq, over Jordan to Israel together with our American friends yesterday, they stayed at our Jerusalem guesthouse for the first night. Today I collected both her and her dad from there. After spending a lot of time in the usual Israeli traffic jams, we arrived here in Ashdod where they could get some rest at our community home.
Niyan immediately made friends with our other resident kids and seems to feel comfortable here. She is nine years old and diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. She already had a surgery when she was little, so she is here to place another shunt. She will also get a collateral embolization to control her big pulmonary blood flow.
Please pray with us that during her time in our house, Niyan will remain stable and safe.