started bringing in our medicines and stacking the mosquito nets by the exit
door. Several of us began counting pills
into the packets for the nurses to dispense, while others were going out to
pray with people in the crowd. We were
so happy to have the police with us today keeping the huge crowd orderly. We estimated that there were around 4,000 at
the church today. For such a large
crowd, it really was a calm “third day”.
We had at least $2000 of medicine today, but unfortunately, as hard as
we plan, and as many hours as we spend putting it into dose packets, we always
run out before the doctors can see everyone.
We did hand out 1800 nets today.
With 4 people sleeping under a net, that’s at least 7200 people who are
protected tonight from Malaria than there were yesterday!!!
We love having our new Bellville friends here with us on
this trip. They fit in with the group
perfectly and there is a lot of laughing and teasing. John and Rick are awesome preaching, talking
to the crowd, and praying with people.
Those of us sitting inside counting pills have really been blessed when
Trey goes out with his guitar and sings all of our favorite songs.
Today as I handed out nets I loved seeing people’s smiles
and nods of thanks. Some things just
don’t have a language barrier.
Tomorrow we are going to church at the Lulwanda Childrens
Home (a first for us)! We all have
assignments of teaching women’s, men’s and children’s Sunday School. After church we will be able to run play
with the kids and I’m sure they will have some songs to share with us.
I think we are all looking forward to a day of Worship, fun
with the children, and then an afternoon of rest before we start the last leg
of our journey.
We miss you all back home and can’t wait to share all we
have seen and experienced.