Thursday, April 28, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
I recently saw a quote that said "Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth". We're thankful that we have a dentist to prolong the life-span of a bunch of smiles around here! :-)
Plus, No more sleepless nights from tooth aches or big abscesses. We all like our sleep pretty good I think so that's a pretty big one!
Sometimes it's not always that easy for the Dentist though. the one afternoon when I was down helping with the Sterilizing, Ewald stopped working and said "We need to pray for wisdom for what to do with this patient" so we all stopped and prayed together. Do you ever wonder what YOU can do to help? You can pray. It's a Powerful weapon that every. Single. One. Of you can use. Do it!
This time Ewald brought with him a man who makes Dentures. He is doing a great job at making people's smiles complete again!
A huge Thank you to everyone who prays and helps support the work here. May God richly bless you!
"There's always a reason to smile, you just have to find it" -Unknown. Go find it, friends! :-)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
But, you can."
I reminded myself every time I glanced at the dry erase board where it was written in bold black letters.
So many responsibilities, people that need a gentle touch,some that need the 'stern look' some that need laughter and smiles. All need Jesus. They don't need me but they need Jesus. And since I am where God wants me to be...Then I /we are those hands,feet,smiles,bandages,jokes,songs,ect.
Sometimes...I wonder how much a heart can hold.
A funny old guy awaits me...wanting to talk and laugh...so you switch. Gone are the tears..now smiles and a listening ear. "Mis Mali..I have hypertension in my ears..I didn't say my heart I said HYPERTENSION in my ears!!!" I laugh. .."Ok Monsieur...do you have ringing in your ears??"
|This is the little boy...he died during the night. I have to remind myself that...I can only do so much. Leave the rest in God's hands.|
Monday, April 4, 2016
|The road between the clinic and the mission house is lined with growing crops.|
The last several weeks have been filled with visitors from North America. It's been great to have the extra help for some of the projects that we have been doing around here. Another blessing is the many things that are brought down in the luggage of these visitors. Things that friends and family have sent as well as some medical supplies for the clinic.
|Ellamae does patients' vitals in the morning with our new vital sign monitor, a major upgrade from the home grade BP cuffs we've been using until now.|
One project that has been going on is the building of a small screened in addition outside the back door of the clinic. This will create a much needed spot to take a quick break when things get to hectic inside the clinic as well as be a place where linens from the clinic can be washed.
|Mali's younger sister, Isabelle, begins painting the front of the soon to be laboratory|
No matter what we face, no matter how many discouraging setbacks we experience, God is always faithful. His work goes on, despite our own failings and shortcomings. Someday all things will become clear. Until then, we will carry on! Keep us all in your prayers.