We had a day in Carpenter that is hard to put into words.
After morning devotions the team was summoned to the chief’s palace before breakfast and we were greeted so warmly. After breakfast the rookies went on a tour of the development compound and saw with their own eyes the different sectors and how the medical work fits into this big picture.
We set up for the staff clinic and before we even began our work a contingent of elders from the village arrived with yams, a white ram, and words of gratitude that left many of us teary!
This incredible team went to work and this half-day clinic resulted in care being given to 260 patients and 17 hernia surgeries were completed! My favorite moment of the day was when David’s mother told us that ” before you were created you were all destined to be my sons and daughters”.
While we gave our all today to these dear people, I am quite certain that we received much more. Thanks be to God.