Elisha Laizer

Elisha came to Neema in early August 2014 with his twin sister Theresia. They were two weeks old and starving, as their mother was also starving and not producing milk to feed them. Life in their remote Maasai village is very hard. Sadly, in December, Theresia passed away. Elisha was born with a genetic disease that limits the motion of his joints and his spine is severely curved. He is having physical therapy and making big strides.


Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.
David Platt