Dr. Jennifer Wilson, in Ghana with a team of over 40 other medical professionals, has been updating us on the team’s progress over the last two weeks. Here is the latest from her.
The medical team has finished their clinics and is exhausted but happy. They had enormous numbers of people this year and were able to see most of them. They only ran out of a couple of medications and they were able to replenish those from the hospital in Wenchi.
They received four rams from the villages that they held clinics in. During their last clinic yesterday, a small red car pulled up and the chief from another village stepped out with another ram and yams. Several people from his village had visited the clinic that was closest to them so he wanted to show his appreciation.
The team was able to contribute to the community in an unexpected way this year: by purchasing a cow. An expense they had already paid for before their trip ended up costing less than they were quoted and the team unanimously decided to put the extra money into purchasing some sort of bovine for their Ghanaian friends.
Jennifer and the team thank everyone for their prayers. Mid-afternoon during their final day many team members were close to hitting the wall. She knew it was the prayers of their supporters (aided by some instant coffee) that kept them going.
The team plans to leave Carpenter at 5:00 on Friday for the 10 hour bus ride back to Accra, where they will spend some time at the market and then begin the flights home.