Tuesday started very early for a few of our team members. Around 2:00 a.m a patient who had a tooth extracted the previous day showed up at the NEA compound concerned that the bleeding had not completely stopped. In now typical caring fashion members of the dental team and several others got up to help and got the problem resolved. It was around 3:30 however by the time everyone involved got back to bed but the roosters would have nothing of it and started crowing especially early this morning. Regardless, everyone was ready to start work early despite their short night.
This morning our traveling medical clinic was due to set up at a school within walking distance from the NEA compound for its last two days. The two big trucks carrying all the team supplies and set up equipment were loaded when word came back from the team leaders that due to several unforeseen issues plans had to be changed and that the best available option was to hold this usually very large clinic within the gates of the NEA compound itself. Within two hours the setup was complete and patients were being seen.
Even the large grain warehouse was conscripted into special service for the occasion. After a bit of rearranging and sweeping, the eye team, always looking for darkened spaces to do their work moved in and eagerly shared their new home with hundreds of jute bags filled with peanuts.
As you can perceive we never know what each new day will bring. It mentions in the bible that man makes plans but each step is ordained by the Lord. Today was just one more example of that. Despite the change in plans we had another very successful day of helping many people in all areas. A number of people had to be told to return in the morning as the end of the day approached. No doubt tomorrow will be another big day
At dinner this evening there was talk of people mustering the second, and in some cases their third wind for tomorrow, our last day of clinic. Everyone is healthy and keen to finish well what they came to Ghana to do.