Postcards from the Medical Outreach Team, Part 8
Saturday, April 20
Greetings in the name of the Lord from South Africa,
We had a busy day. At the children’s clinic we were blessed to give care to over 370 of the cutest children age 3 years to 18 years old. We were grateful to God that we only had a slight rain which brought all the children in the building for a short period of time. One of the highlights of the day was hearing the children singing God praises. At the clinic all of the children received some medications and received a sandwich for lunch. Many of the children we saw were treated for worms and many skin ailments. For many of the kids this will be their only doctor visit this year. The children were told that we were here because Jesus loves them. Watching the children in such a large number reminded me that kids are kids. During devotions this morning we talked about how Jesus dealt with the little children, telling His disciples to let the little children come to Me. All and all this day was a reminder to me that we are all God’s children.
The glasses station is a very popular place! Black, brown, lipstick red, cobalt blue, animal print, and many more beautiful glasses have gone home with new, very happy owners! Several patients that stand out are a 17 year-old who got some fairly strong near-sighted glasses for the very first time, a dear older lady who broke out into song at getting her glasses (“I can see clearly now…”), and an 8 year-old boy who came in looking very discouraged but left with a pair of glasses and a huge smile on his face. It’s wonderful to see faces light up as blurry symbols become clear!
We are very thankful for the prayers from home to the God who gives us strength to do more than we could ever do on our own!
For the team,
Vicki and Janice”
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