MOSSEL BAY NEWS - A Mossel Bay pastor, dominee Gielie Joubert, has shared a heartwarming story about a former Mossel Bay woman in Romania, who found a kitten on a busy road there.
Ds Joubert received the account from the woman, who was part of his flock, via voice notes and a photograph on WhatsApp.
Marina Combrinck, who with her husband is studying medicine in Romania because they wish to be medical missionaries, was driving when she saw what looked like a large rat, crossing the road.
"But why is the rat leopard crawling, instead of running across the road?" she wondered.
She stopped her car and the traffic coming towards her also stopped because at that stage the animal was in the middle of the road.
Marina got out and discovered the "rat" was a kitten, about four weeks old. She took the kitten and placed it in a rain jacket she had with her.
Crossly, she said to it: "What were you doing in the road?" The cat seemed to reply with an expression on its face which said: "Who do you think you are?"
Amazingly Marina had milk with her in the car. She gave the kitten milk and it drank extremely thirstily.
She put the kitten in a shoebox and took it to a vet, who examined it and gave it drops for its eyes and ears, as well as worm remedy.
Marina called the kitten Mossie (sparrow), because finding it reminded her of the Bible verses: "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care ... So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." (Matthew 10:29-3)
Marina said: "The kitten was thin, hungry, small and defenseless. It was too weak to walk. The Lord put it right in front of me so I could see it and rescue it."
Also, she said that when she was alone in the flat, it was good for her to have the kitten as company.
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