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26 mei 2016
16 days left in Papua New Guinea :)
So the last 1,5 weeks have been quit the weeks! So many things happened. The days really flown by. We started our Medical Ship adventure Monday, a week ago. We gathered together in the morning. Our team together with 3 other outreach teams and the crew of the ship. Some were staying on the boat to help with the dental care that can only be provided on the ship. The bigger part of the group was going in a truck to reach remote villages to provide healthcare. We all got a t-shirt (Yeey!). Off we go. It was raining very bad. The truck was not really waterproof and it was hot and humid sitting in the truck with everyone, including all the medical bags and other stuff for eye care. But I knew that it would be worth it and that God has called us to do so. So why not sacrifice. Once we arrived at the village, we could put all of our stuff under a big roof made out of leaves. The kids were all so excited, because our team and one other team were on community engagement the first few days. This means that while the medics are giving care, we would be preaching, praying with the locals and sharing Jesus’ love. We were there to entertain the kids as well. 4 days in a row. 3 different villages. Songs, games, telling stories. It was hot, humid, but the energy of the kids kept us going. They loved it! Even all the mums watching had an amazing time. We laughed a lot.
The first 2 days in one village, we went around doors to pray for people. The first day we got to pray for Lorrison. I met his parents, and we chatted a little. He was telling me how he is a Christian in the village and really loves Jesus and has a relationship with Him. He told me that it was hard for the other people in the village to know Jesus personally instead of just going to church on Sunday and not having this love for God. He shared how he and his church is praying a lot for them. So we prayed together as well for the people in his village. Lorrison did not look to happy and I asked what was wrong with him. His dad said that he might have been hungry. Immediately I thought; maybe this family really has no food. I ran off to the fruit that the locals handed to us that day and brought the family bananas. Lorrison smiled and when he ate the banana, and finally played with the other kids. Later that day I asked if the family was going to the clinic, and they said that Lorrison had hearing problems. We prayed for him and his mom was sooo thankful that we did that to her little boy. She told me that she loved me, kissed my hand and she asked me if we were going to be there the next day. She wanted to bring me a present.
So the next day, I was helping out with the vital signs and they came to me. So thankful for the prayer we prayed. She said that once they got home the day before, Lorrisons hearing was completely healed!! We clapped for how amazing our God is. Hallelujah :D!
These days were filled with engaging with people. We preached like never before and God was so present at our ministry times. The mums and girls I got to talk with had such heart breaking stories. Some were abused, some were left by their husbands. Some girls asked prayers for their family situation, parental issues. Oh! And on the 4th day, we were in a village were the kids took us on homemade canoes that were made for 2 people. We went to an island. Me and Becca in the cano and the kids swimming around us. We has so much fun. They took us around and the views on the sea were SO stunning! We loved it so much and felt so so lucky to get there.
After the 4 days, our group started working with de medics. I got to do vital sings, helping another nurse in her work with some advice (since there were no doctors). We had a book called; where there is no doctor. We gave them free antibiotics, treatments of wounds, painkillers, vaccinations, we prayed with the sick. Also, there always was a section for eye measurement and the people were donated free glasses when they needed them. We had a local optometrist who would come with us. So yesterday was our last day with all the teams, since most of them will be leaving this weekend. Which is very sad. Especially the people living next to us are like family friends right now. We love them all so much. We will miss them and the times of doing ministries to us. They have been such a blessing to us and brought many laughter.
Today we have a day where we pray a lot about what to do the coming 16 days that are left. There was some miscommunication which led us to not working with the ship anymore these last weeks. They are done with their outreach, and we obviously are not yet! Pray with us for the next steps.
Also our health has been really attacked lately. 4 people went to the hospital within 5 days.. One of them was helicoptered to Australia for treatment. Me and teammates also picked up some kind of bug which makes us sick. Pray that the sickness will stay away =) !!
This was some of the stories to tell, but as you might understand; there is so much more to tell! We have done much more ministries. Also we did a preaching in a church on Sunday where from the small group of people, 6 people gave their life to Christ. We have seen many salvations the last 2 weeks and we give all the honour to God who is the King of Kings!
Jesus likem you! (Means; Jesus loves you in Pidgin language).
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26 mei 2016 14:14 | Door: Sumaya
Ais!!!! How wonderful to hear all of this! I'll defenetly pray for you all to stay healthy. Thank you for blogging, it's great to read your stories and such an encouragement! Love you and be safe ! Many blessings !!