I have told my team quite often... "You must have flexibility, have a sense of humor and be adaptable!" We needed all three characteristics today! We were supposed to travel to Fwale today but things there made it impossible for us today but when one door closes God opens an arena of greater blessings.
We traveled to town to purchase drugs for the school clinic and orphanages. I helped a young lady who went to culinary school help get some items to set up a bakery business :) Tiny People are my first passion and baking is my second! How perfect!!
We also were able to do some office work to get some needed materials for the areas we thought of to supplement the materials in the packet. We then were blessed to have the lady at the orphanage that is going to start a baking business make us samosas. We all decided we would buy dozens if we could ship them home!!!
The children at the orphanage gave all of us handmade Christmas cards and sang for us as we left. We are now on our way to do a clinic at the Encounter Revival Farm. It is 4pm our time Monday as I am writing this and has been a busy but joyous day!!
- - Well we made it to the Encounter Revival Farm and toured the clinic. Matt helped assist the nurse who runs the clinic with several infant assessments and diagnoses. The nurse that runs the clinic makes Dr. Quinm <edicine Woman look like a goof-off sloucher! This wonderful nurse cares for a village of about 2500 people all alone!! She is amazing! About 2-3 births per week in addition to every other medical issue you can imagine and many you can't imagine!! We had hundreds of children literally run from all corners of this village to see us. Quite a day. A quote from Jen as we left the village with about 75 children running after the van, " When this day started, i didn't see this coming!!" :)
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Thank you for your prayers and support,
Melissa and Team Africa