This morning Michael led a good devotion about taking our mission experience home with us and how to apply that mission experience in our normal daily lives. Good discussion.
We had our first day at the third village today. We were amazed as we drove up that hardly anyone was there. (That's never happened before). We set up and people started drifting in at a slow but steady stream. (We were told that it was a farming community and the villagers would come after their chores were done). We all manned our usual posts.....
The local school children came for nets - we estimate around 300. They were listening attentively to Sean's sermon when everyone noticed a local house was on fire. The men rushed over to throw water on the flames. There was a lean-too built on the side of a house that caught fire when their cooking flames got out of control. No one was hurt and the house was not damaged which we were all grateful for.
Before we could all settle back down it started raining HARD! The rain lasted about 45 minutes and everyone took shelter in the church (with a loud tin roof) or under the tents. We thought it would never stop but finally decreased enough for us to resume operations.
The rest of the day was fortunately uneventful and we estimate that we handed out 1000 nets and filled 646 prescriptions. We ran out of pain relievers and amoxicillin toward the end of the day but were able to fill everything else.
We will go back to that church tomorrow for our last day of work.
Tonight the hotel served us a special dinner upstairs in a party room off the roof terrace. They thought tonight was our last night at the hotel (but we actually have two more nights here). David, Jana and Aidah had to leave right after the church work to go to another town so there were only 5 of us at dinner. WAY too much food but, as usual, delicious. They even set up music and had microphones for Karaoke(???) Needless to say, that didn't happen :)
Morris shared an interesting fact that in Kenya it is the law that you have to know 10 of your neighbors. We all tried counting for our respective neighborhoods and sadly fell a little short.
Onward to tomorrow. Thank you for your prayers - keep 'em coming!!