Fleeing from Syria, Fatima and her husband uprooted the lives of them and their three children to find refuge in a tent of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. The years passed and despite all the hardships they faced, their family grew.
Giving birth to four children in Lebanon, Fatima was blessed by the clinic where she delivered happy and healthy babies. Even more so, she was blessed by Hanadi, one of our local partner’s midwives who is an expectant mother herself.
Fatima is so thankful for Tearfund’s support to her and her babies – both medically and spiritually! Hanadi has provided Fatima with breastfeeding advice and a hygiene kit, and has become a friend and mentor. She tells Fatima, “Be faithful that things will get better. God always has plans for us. Be strong!”
Helping women like Fatima who have fled hardships in Syria, Hanadi says, “I’ve seen women struggling and suffering, yet I’ve helped them overcome their pain. I’ve heard the heartbeats of hundreds of children inside their mummy’s bellies, and then saw them born as healthy babies. And this feeling is irreplaceable.”
She feels blessed by the opportunity to love and care for mothers and their new babies through Tearfund’s local Christian partner, and is amazed at God’s provision over the mothers she’s cared for, and over her in her pregnancy.
“Now, after God grew this soul inside me for the first time, I love my job even more. I am sharing their pain, and I’m grateful that I am doing one of the noblest jobs in the world.”