Seeing the fruits of our labor
The team was blessed to see the fruits of their labor on the face of a small boy. On Sunday we worshiped at Pastor’s Hirbo’s church. The only thing that I can tell you about that experience is that you haven’t seen worship until you see the Boran people worship. Some of you may have read the book about the different styles of worship. Well, the Boran only have one style – jumping and shouting to the Lord. Even our worship team who are wonderful worshipers were moved by the experience. Sammy (lead of the Temples of Worship) told the congregation that when they come to the Marsabit church they just want to sit and watch. In the afternoon we held the what if? event in the park. Many came and many tested for HIV/AIDS. And, the other part of our mission team – the sports ministry took place with hundreds of kids. Rob (son of Dr. Craig and Pat who are on our team), TJ and several of the Kenyan team have been playing football (soccer) every where we go. All Rob has to do is take one of the soccer balls he had bought for the mission off the bus and hundreds of kids follow him to the field! And, he played for hours!! But, while we were enjoying the day our hearts and thoughts were with the little boy from the day before with the jiggers who was so sad…and all the children we had met with jiggers. I had decided I would ride with Pastor Hirbo on his motorbike to see how Jane was doing with treating the children’s jiggers. At dinner that night I asked if anyone wanted to go with me. So many wanted to go we decided to take the bus. We would leave at 5:30 am as we had a whole day of medical missions ahead of us. When we arrived at the camp many of the children were already awake. We found Jane who called the children. Pastor Hirbo knew right away when he saw the two children we had treated on Saturday walking! Then we saw their faces – big smiles!
A before and after picture of a child who was treated for jiggers
The jiggers were dead. The children said the pain and the itching was gone and they could sleep at night. Their toes still need treatment with the vaseline which will help restore the skin and prevent more jiggers. We left money for Jane to buy water. We checked on the newborn baby and mom – both were fine. We left encouraged to go to a school to set-up the day’s medical camp, Connie Sent via Cingular Xpress Mail with Blackberry