Our team woke up early and joined together to say the rosary. When we reached the village, we began with an opening prayer and singing. We then divided and conquered at the clinic. Anne Marie, a medical professional from 410 Bridge in Georgia, and Maddi were in the triage area where they both did a great job identifying and assigning degrees of urgency to illnesses to help us decide the order of treatment for patients.
Paula organized the list (approximately 200 people came to see us). Hugo, Liz, Jackie, and Gina were in the clinic working with Kenyan doctors, nurses, and translators.
Lynn, Lisa, and Mia worked with a Kenyan dentist in the dental clinic...they were incredibly busy, seeing 25 people for the extraction of teeth. The dental staff also gave a great educational session outside the clinic about good dental hygiene. They had enough toothbrushes for everyone in the crowd (similar to the loaves and fishes).
Mark worked with the community pastors praying with the patients. All told, the staff saw a total of 162 patients today.
Yesterday the Kenyan nurses helped deliver a baby, assisted by our staff. Births in Kenya are very different. The woman came in at 11:30, delivered, and was going home by 3:00 pm. "Baby Hugo" is a healthy little boy! We even found time for a home visit today.
Loving the beautiful people in Kiu. Each of us contributed to the day in our own way. At the end, we were all very drained—emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
~ Proverbs 16:24
Our missionaries are feeling the fatigue of the trip in many ways. Please continue to pray for them and comment below with words of encouragement to keep them going!