The team is working tirelessly today at Jerusalem IV. I have never seen as many people there as there are today. They saw 240 people yesterday at Jerusalem I; they have already seen over 200 by noon today at Jerusalem IV, and there must be at least 100 more waiting (update: the team saw 405 patients total today). This team of 9 women with interpreters is working straight through the day in 95-degree weather, with just a short 10-min break to grab a sandwich. When they finish this afternoon they will come back to the mission house to eat and shower, then will be going back to Jerusalem IV for church tonight; it’s about a 20-min drive from the mission house. Please pray for this team as they do God’s work here. It is very hot, and they are working in an environment that most of them are not used to…sometimes I call it ‘controlled chaos.’ Everybody wants to be seen at the clinic, especially the mothers with their children. Thank you for your prayers.
I didn’t think someone from the team would have time to add to the report today, but Kat – leader of this group – did:
Report by Kat Chappell
No matter where we go, God is with us. No matter where we go, God has been there before us. He has no boundaries. God used everyone today in ways we could not imagine. We arrived at Jeruselem IV this morning around 8:30. Clinic started by 9 a.m. The team worked continuously, taking only a short break for lunch–short as in 10 minutes in the shade for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and some water–only 1 or 2 at a time, so the clinic never stopped. All barriers, language, the elements, and the cultural differences were overcome. His light shined. His people were prepared to receive it.
It is amazing to me as God reveals and confirms what began so many years ago in this area. I am honored to say that what we saw 10 years ago, we are not seeing today. I believe it is because we have been faithful in service to our God and his people. For me personally, I began the journey with my own plan. Still, when we began yesterday, I asked Him in faith, “Lord, what is it you want me to do?” I was overcome with joy and humbled, as He has brought to us over 600 patients to see in the last 2 days. I thank Him for my skills He has given me as a nurse. I thank the other nurses and teachers that I’m sharing this journey with. And I thank you for your prayers and support as we continue to minister to His people.
For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7