This morning Chuck and Simon left for Port about 5 a.m. to pick up the Cinco Baptist Church group. The rest of us got up about 7 a.m. and had breakfast, and then Mokell gave the devotion. By the time he finished, Chuck pulled up with the Cinco group. Some of them helped our medical team with some of the medications, and Ginette packed a lunch for all of us. The medical team decided that they would rather stay at Jerusalem IV, and just take a short break for lunch.
When we arrived, the school kids were waiting for us. They were ready to see the American students and have VBS. There were already over 100 people waiting for the clinic to start. The medical team saw patients until about noon, then half of them took about a 15-minute break to eat, while the other half kept seeing patients. Pastor Lonnie, Mokell, one of the Cinco students, and I started an assembly line making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Pastor Lonnie tried to start a union–he didn’t understand why we couldn’t have a spoon instead of a fork to get the jelly out of the jar, and why he couldn’t have strawberry jelly instead of grape. I told him that, one day, if he worked hard he could have the strawberry.
Anyway, we fed the team and they got back to work, and some of the Cinco group went hut-to-hut. They came back about 2:30, and it was time to get them back to Port after a stop off at the mission house. The medical team saw 230 patients, and VBS had well over 100 kids.
It’s hard to describe the joy I feel when I see the body of Christ working together to do our Lord’s will–healing the sick, loving on His children, going out to the highway and hedges proclaiming Christ to everyone.
“And the lord said unto the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.’ ” Luke 14:23