Praying for Patients
Once again, there was a line of people waiting at the clinic when we got up this morning. Jackie and Katrina took their nursing stations with Joe as the clinic administrator and pharmacist and Harry taking blood pressure of patients as they came in. It was a variety of ailments with a few serious issues. The team took every opportunity to pray with the patients to ask God for healing in addition to providing medicine. Ken kept busy counting pills and filling baggies for prescriptions. The clinic ended by flashlight at about 7pm since today the backup generator stopped working.
Gospel Boot Camp
Dan continued the pastor’s conference with a representative of each of the twelve groups of pastors giving a short sermon based on their assigned passage. Dan critiqued the first few pastors but then had the other pastors and deacons join in to point out areas where the bad news and good news could have been explained better. By the end of the morning the pastors were really getting the message. Dan closed the conference with a talk on mentoring, encouraging each pastor to identify a number of leaders within their churches that they can disciple, including identifying a potential successor.
Capturing the Moments
Craig spent the morning taking video of the conference, the clinic and other scenes around the village such as the baker baking the fresh bread which we enjoy every day and the Mamas (widows) cooking for the children. In the afternoon Craig did some computer maintenance on the laptops in the offices and in the computer lab.
We ended the day sharing a meal by flashlight with Lisa, our Canadian interpreter (what a great help and blessing she has been) and Elvis, a young Chadian student friend of hers who aspires to study architecture in the US. It was great learning about life in Chad and the local customs from Lisa and Elvis.
Tomorrow we leave early to go to Bekondjo, one of our new church plants in Chad.