Thursday, November 8, 2007

Visting the sick and the prisoners

Finally a picture of my husband in Africa! Praying with the children to receive Christ.
"Lord, when did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?"
The King will reply, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:39-40

This is a common sight. Girls as young as 4 carrying babies on their backs.
Blowing bubbles with the kids.

Jason went to help at the medical clinic at Opit. The team saw 240 patients today. He helped with keeping order in the crowd of 400+ people waiting to be seen. After the team would treat a patient they would ask them if they would like to be healed by the Great Physician and pray to be forgiven and made right with God through Jesus Christ (with the help of an interpreter). Jason got to pray with such a woman today. Then he went to the prison and watched God work in many hearts. He said you could only tell the guards from the inmates because the guards had shirts and the prisoners only wore shorts. They gave them 4 soccer balls and 75 bars of soap. They were so grateful and then they played soccer with them. From there they went straight to another festival which went really well. He just kept using the word "amazing" to describe everything. He admits that he's not looking forward to leaving (except to see us of course) and he knows it will be depressing to come back to the States after such an experience.
Please pray for continued good health for the team. So far, so good!
Pray for the festivals to have no rain and no distractions.
Pray for the medical team to stay healthy around so much sickness.
Pray for the well drilling team who are very discouraged. The tip to the drill broke off after 40 feet of drilling through solid granite. Pray that they can fix it and at least finish one well before having to leave.

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