Congressman Steve King

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ICYMI: KTIV- King, Mercy Medical Center, Franklin Graham were there to “Answer the Call”

May 14, 2018
Press Release

Book Recounts Story of Efforts to Save Tanzania’s Miracle Kids

Washington, D.C.- In case you missed it, on 5/12/18, KTIV’s (Sioux City, IA) Matt Breen was joined by Dr. Steve Meyer, of the Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries (STEMM) to discuss Meyer’s book, “Answer the Call.” The book recounts the chain of miracles that was needed to save the lives of Tanzania’s Miracle Kids.

The Miracle Kids (Wilson, Sadia, and Doreen) were the only three survivors of a horrific school bus crash in Tanzania nearly one year ago. Their injuries were so severe that Tanzania's medical resources were not sufficient to the task of saving these children's lives.

Dr. Meyer, a STEMM missionary, knew it would take a miracle to save these children. So he began making calls for help to people he knew. Among those answering these calls were Congressman Steve King, the staff of Mercy Medical Center, and Rev. Franklin Graham of Samaritan's Purse.

To view the clip, click the image above or click here.

In the above clip, Dr. Meyer acknowledges those who were there to "Answer the Call" to action for these children. Dr. Meyer’s “Answer the Call” is a story of miracles and God's blessings. Fittingly, Meyer also provides an inspirational update as to the health of one of these children, Doreen, who despite having been paralyzed has now recovered and is playing soccer and going on 4 mile hikes! It is yet another miracle in the chain of miracles surrounding Tanzania’s Miracle Kids.

Congressman Steve King welcomes Tanzanian Miracle Kid Wilson home following Wilson’s care and recovery in Sioux City.

Last June, King introduced Americans to the Tanzania Miracle Kids during a speech from the floor of the House of Representatives. King’s remarks can be viewed in the entirety here.


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