There are so many stories to share from this past week, but I'd like to share about a young girl who was 20 years old and had a long list of illnesses. The doctor who was attending her felt like her illnesses had an emotional root to them. He asked her about her life and soon found out that she was abandoned by her parents, later taken in by extended family and repeatedly abused. The doctor and the translator began to counsel her according to what God's word says about her worth, value, and His love. She had accepted Christ a year ago, but had no follow-up or spiritual growth. When asked if she wanted to go to the Word of Life camp in December/January she enthusiastically responded with a "Si!" An american couple on the team decided to sponsor her so she's excited to go to camp, grow spiritually, and learn more about God's love!
I was translating for the optometrist and it was incredibly gratifying to help people see. Several woman said that now they can thread a needle and sew again, a pastor received reading glasses and now is able to read his Bible which he was struggling to do, and a night watchman shared how he will now actually see the area he's supposed to be guarding! :) Endless people came in with headaches and after we checked their vision it was obvious why they were suffering.
We thank God for this medical clinic and all the ways that He used it to bring restoration physically and spiritually!