We’re all worshiping something (ourselves, reputation, others) at every moment of every day. We’ve recently been reminded that GOD is the only one worth of our worship (thanks Justin).
We were sad to say goodbye to some of our compadres (Dr. Salser, Dr. Conry, Dr. Duggar, Dr. Walker, and Dr. Thomason) but thankful that the rest of our docs made it safely to the DR.
This week we will begin our morning worship even earlier—at 6am—and then leave for clinics that are farther away. Our clinic today was an hour and a half bus ride (always interesting with our beloved bus-drivers/ jokesters). We set up outside under a tarp as it had been raining this morning and it was the hottest and most humid day by far. The weather didn’t stop the village from coming to see us, though, as we saw nearly 100 patients.
Even with obstacles such as the heat and tight quarters, the Lord continued to bless us by allowing us to see the fruit of the Gospel. One provider station saw 5 patients come to saving faith in Christ, glory to God!
Today we gave out water filters to 26 families. Ben and Barrett led the teaching and gospel presentations and the families were excited to receive their free gift from the Americans and their free gift of salvation from God.
One story in particular touched my heart: A middle-aged woman and her handicapped son came to the clinic for their rashes and stomach aches. Come to find out, this “dolor del estomago” was more of a hunger pain as they were able to eat maybe one meal per day. As we were talking to them, they were chosen by the pastor to receive a water filter. Now the money they spend buying water can be put into buying food. God met their needs right in front of our eyes. This family prayed to receive Christ with us later that afternoon. He is faithful and he will fulfill his promises to his children.