Michael is having some major allergy problems so we let him slide on prayer duty today, but he did work nets all day. We have had so many people come to Christ and/or recommit their lives to Christ this week that it is just amazing. As usual we went out in teams of two and rotated off every few hours. Natalie and Doug prayed for a young woman today whose husband abandoned her. She has twins and no means of support, no food and soon, no place to live. She has been staying with her sister who now wants her to leave. I would love to say that this scenario is the exception. But unfortunately, it is not. We hear this day after day. Men leave their wives and children and go to live with a new “wife.” We can only offer prayer that God will provide for and protect them.
We handled out 1,000 nets today (would have been more but we only take 1,000 with us each day) and approximately 130 pairs of reading glasses. The doctors saw 1,081 patients. I had a gentleman come up for reading glasses today and after we tried every strength of glasses we had, we found out he was blind. We told him reading glasses were not going to help him. 😊
Another man approached us for glasses and when I looked at his eyes they had cataracts so bad that they appeared white. I told him we did not have what he needed but he insisted on trying on glasses. We went through several strengths and I again had to tell him we could not help him and he sadly went away.
Tomorrow we are back to Dokolo for our last day of mission. As usual, the last day is a little bittersweet, and I can’t speak for anyone else, but I am tired and can’t wait to get home.
An interesting aside: our driver has begun parking our van each evening in the dining room where we eat dinner. Kind of amusing. Attaching a picture.