Along with growing in their medical knowledge, Nick and Alex also grew spiritually as they observed Miguel share the Gospel with one of these men. Some may say this man was feeling more vulnerable after the physical exam, but all joking aside, he was listening intently to what Miguel had to say. It was beautiful to hear Miguel sharing with this 84-year-old man in Spanish and to hear the passion with which he did so. This man decided that he wanted to accept Christ as the Savior of his life, so we prayed with him, and he did so! We were all reminded of how God can work in all ways in all people, no matter what age. This man’s life had been lived apart from Christ for 84 years, but God still had a plan of redeeming him to Himself. The church members in the clinic celebrated with this man and took pictures with him, and he left the clinic a born-again Christian!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with the doctors this week and are sad to see them leave, but we are also excited to meet the new doctors that will join us this weekend for next week’s clinics.
A small crowd gathered next to a pink wooden house with a rusted roof and listened as Bobby Parks described how to use the filters (and even demonstrated by drinking filtered muddy water—quite the salesman) and shared the Gospel with them. Just as the filter purifies the water of silt, so does Christ purify our lives of sin.
It was a great experience to witness the crowd’s expressions as they realized the effectiveness of these filters. Our prayer is that these filters will provide them with water, health, and relief. We can’t help but be reminded of the words of Jesus: Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life (John 4:13). May these people also drink of the fountain of Christ.
We took the afternoon off to tour Santo Domingo by visiting the market and a few other sight-seeing spots. We are excited about our day off tomorrow and are praying for a beautiful day to rest and relax. Please continue praying for our team as we prepare for week two and welcome a few new members for the week!