What a week! The Drs have seen everything from simple wellness checks, minor surgeries, getting reading glasses, and pulling out rotted teeth, to more serious things like skin cancers, starvation/malnutrition, and towards the end of Thursday, a heart attack in process requiring an emergency run to the hospital.
Those who have been doing this clinic for several years have noticed an increase in the severity of the illnesses that walk through the gates, as well as an increase in the number of people who come that we discover have no food, or very little: one meal a day, or one meal evey couple of days.
JESUS himself declared we would always have the poor with us, yet we are also admonished to care for the orphaned and widowed, and to minister to those in need. Everyone counts it a privilege to have served this needy community, and we are in conversation with the pastors about what we can do to help both in the short and long term.
PRAY for wisdom, direction, and open doors for the churches here. PRAY that God would provide a clear plan and the resources for whatever ongoing project needs to happen according to His will. We cannot always be here in person, but we CAN pray. THANK YOU for joining us in that prayer support!