The doctors saw and treated nearly 2700 patients with a variety of aliments and diseases. The supply of medicines began running critically low. We might need to consider increasing our quantities for next year. This mission trip provides the only medical treatment most of the people see all year. If it were not for the charitable members of COTHA and family and friends of COTHA, many of the villagers here would not receive medical attention at all.
An amazing situation came up on the mission trip. The doctors thought it would be wonderful if a dentist would be available to treat the patients. A dentist came forward and volunteered his services, but said that he was limited by the instruments available for him to use in treating people at the church’s remote location. Unaware of our needs, a Houston donor provided the tool necessary for use at the village church. This is God working to benefit the wonderful people we serve.
We provided a puppet show for about 50 participating and another 50 watching with their parents as we told the story of Noah’s Arc. The children wanted more so we performed another four bible stories.
Another activity involving children arose after a soccer ball was brought out. Nearly 30 children played in the match while another 80 plus watched with the adults. The children loved the game as a couple of our missionaries played with them.
As all of the activities were being played out, at team of missionaries distributed over 2700 mosquito nets. Those nets are providing protection from malaria to approximately 10,800 people.
After a long day, we returned back to the hotel tired, dirty and ready for showers and sleep to be prepared for another amazing day tomorrow.