At first when I was assigned to do this blog I was a bit reluctant because I’ve never done this kind of thing before, but with God all things are possible. (Mark 14:36) I have been to many parts of the world but Africa has been in my heart for the longest time.
Today is the third day of our mission. We started the day with morning prayer and devotions lead by Natalie from Isaiah 61:1 referring to people with addictions. Then we started our journey around 8:30 to a second school in a rural area. It took us 45 minutes to get there. Oh boy, that was a bumpy road.
The place was already packed when we got there and it was nice to see how our team got together and had the place ready in no time. We had 8 booths for doctors to see patients. One station to distribute glasses and another to distribute worm tablets and 1000 mosquito nets. We had a booth for prayer and counseling, and a pharmacy in the van to distribute medicine. There were about 1000 people including children.
I’ve noticed that so many children only have a mother to rely on, yet she has no income. This is a major problem since every family has at least 5 to 6 kids who have never even seen a doctor.
We had lots people coming up for prayer and I had two of them who are suicidal. I felt like their problems and temptations were similar to ours, but if they only knew God, things could be different.
I ask for your continued prayers that our discipleship will make a long lasting impact on these lives. Thank you to all of our donors for your generosity, you are making a difference. It was a tiring but impactful day, and we are seeing God’s hand at work! God Bless and good night!
From Ewena Goonesekera