Thursday, July 30, 2009
I'm always challenged each week at our medical clinic. When I think I've seen the "norms" of what I'm going to see, along comes a new thing. Today we had many "normal" things - such as colds, ear infections, lots of parasites, etc. However, today I saw a few things I've not dealth with in Armenia Bonito, but was able to assist! God is equipping me everyday! Amen! One of the things I find really rewarding is health teaching. Things that are so obvious to us - covering your mouth when you cough, wash your hands after you sneeze into them, etc. are not things that kids hear growing up. I did some teaching on diabetes, hypertension, and general health today. I am also starting to have return visits - every 6 months we give anti-parasitic meds, and am now on 2nd rounds with many people. So AWESOME to know that for 6 months at a time I can keep a kid (mostly) parasitic free! All this and pray with them, give out Christian literature, and show them Christ's love! What more could I want?