Postcards from the Medical Outreach Team, Part 3
Our third update was written by Bernadette and Dr. Prasanth on behalf of the team.
“Monday, April 15
This is Prasanth and Bernadette reporting from eSikhawini, South Africa!
We hope you are well and enjoying the spring in the states. The weather was beautiful today with bright blue skies and temperature in the 80s. Yes, I Bernadette got a tan (thanks to being Scottish!).
Colleen, Sharon, Sanjeev, and Mama Mafu went into town to exchange money, and buy chocolate biscuits… Hooray! Have you ever bought food for twenty people in sub Saharan Africa? These people are heroes. After a long day’s work, it’s a blessing to enjoy a lovely meal.
You may not know this, but in preparation for opening these clinics, we first have to perform various tedious tasks including pill counting.
So… many… pills…
Today was the Day of Motrin and Tylenol. We also counted 200, 000 ibuprofen caplets! Karen, Lynn, Deb and Bernadette counted pills in the sun, and Prasanth, Cathy, John, Vikki, Geri, and Anna did the same inside, while Ib, June, and Janice took care of sorting eyeglasses. Megan and Dakota were hard at work taking care of the luggage situation, sorting out the various medications.
Jim and Dan worked on building the foundation for a new garage. Not an easy task, considering the weather!
I, Prasanth, had the opportunity to share a devotional at evening prayer for the community. I expounded upon the way God called on Moses to free the people of Israel, stressing the presence of God’s providence following His command. We all know the people
we serve here are God’s children, and that even when we are far from this place, He recognizes their need and never leaves or forsakes them. After all, we never need to worry when we trust in Him; He is ultimately the One Who relieves burdens. Thank you so much for praying for boldness!
Tomorrow will bring more pill counting along with the clinic preparations for Wednesday. We ask that you pray for the patients, that they may be healed, body and soul, and for the wisdom of the team members in addressing their needs, whatever they may be. Thank you for your diligence in prayer. It is only through faith in God, both on your part and ours that we are able to perform any of these tasks.
Bernadette and Prasanth, for the team”
To learn more about the mission and the groups that Bernadette, Pransanth, and this team represent, visit www.africachristian.org or www.actionintruth.blogspot.com
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