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Too Ashamed For School

By Ken Hulme
The 700 Club

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You Can Love Your Work — Indonesia. Ten-year-old Sulita has lived her life in the shadow of her parent’s home. Her mom Soinah says her daughter feels too humiliated to go out in public or attend school.        

“I feel pity for her. She feels embarrassed because of her cleft lip,“ said Soinah.  

On a remote Indonesian island where she lives, Sulita spends her days waiting for her only friend Ersa to come home from school to play.  

“I have been Sulita's friend since we were small. I want to go to school with her someday,” said Ersa.  

Sulita’s parents are poor rice farmers; they grow what they can to eat or sell. Paying for surgery to repair Sulita’s lip has never been possible. 

“All I want for my daughter is to be able to get an education—if she can get her lip fixed,” said an anxious Soinah.

One day the family learned that CBN would provide free surgery to repair their daughters cleft lip and palate. A short time later we arranged for the operation that would change the young girl’s life!   

Then a month later, we went back to the island with a few small gifts to help Sulita to begin living her dream. 

“I am going to school this year!“ said an excited Sulita with her brand new smile. “I feel so happy that I received the operation.”

“I’m so happy,” said Soinah.  “Because of CBN partners, I am already seeing changes in my daughter.”

While we were there, Sonia took Sulita to register her for her first day of school. 

“I feel joyful and also grateful! Because of you, my daughter got her hope back,” said Soniah.  

“I want to say thank you to CBN! Because of you I don’t have to be ashamed anymore,” says Sulita.

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