We treated 7 patients at Consuelo today. All of them were very grate-ful and willing to hear the Gospel. Two of our patients appreciated hearing about Jesus, but were not ready to commit. We continued to pray with all of our patients. Also, we have had crutches all week, but no one has needed crutches until today. We finally gave out a pair of crutches to a very sweet lady who wanted them for her son. He was an amputee above the knee and his previous pair had broken. He lived far away so he could not be fitted there, so we asked her who was closest to his size and fitted them with the crutches. We also taught the lady and her daughter how to adjust them if needed.
In the morning, Brian’s team treated 3 people, the first two of whom were not Christians. The both were baseball players. They stated they knew what it was to be a Christian, but stated they enjoyed girls too much to become a Christian. They said they made them happy and made them feel like a man. We talked to them about how their ways are only giving them temporary happiness, and how God provides consistent happiness. They agreed to take bibles we provided.
Another man came right before lunch who stated he wanted to be treated with back pain. Our translator asked him to return after lunch, and then we could treat him. He came back after lunch, and when asked about what brought him to the clinic, he started off with stating that he heard us talking about God and that he was from Haiti. He mentioned that several years ago he heard his sister talking about Christ, but never really looked further into Christianity. Since moving to Olivares, he has had a lot of religions talking to him but decided he wanted to become a Christian. After talking with Brian and Adam, he decided to accept Christ today. He then took Brian and Adam to his home to share with his mother, and we gave them bibles. Upon returning to Score, we advised one of the leaders here about this story, and they plan to follow up with the local pastor to help this man along with his journey with Christ.
Also, in the afternoon, we all returned to Olivares and hosted another Children’s ministry. About 40 children came and
heard our lesson about how God calms your personal storms. After this, 2 children accepted Christ, we recited the sinner’s prayer with them. Afterwards, Ashley, Stefanie, and Kayla, along with our fabulous translator Hector, took the
2 kids to the side and prayed with them further. We then went over to the basketball court nearby and played several games with the kids. They all had a great time.
Tonight, we had an Argentine barbeque, which consisted of mostly meat with a delicious sauce called chimichurri. Afterwards, we attended worship and a short message about gratitude from the staff at Score. We also heard a couple of testimonies and learned more about Score.
With that, we are very thankful and grateful for the great opportunity Score has put before us. If you are considering doing any type of missionary work, I would definitely recommend checking out Score! Their website is www.scoreinternational.org. They offer several different programs and sites, and your involvement will definitely
bring about lasting change, in your life and in the life of those with whom and to whom you minister.
PT students, begin praying now about the opportunities to join a CMMA PT Mission team in 2014!
Today was our last clinic day, tomorrow we take a retreat to
Catalina Island! We are so happy
that we have been able to help so many people and spread the gospel to them, as
well as to the children who attended the Children’s programs.