Monday, June 29, 2009
The team saw over 200 patients today and gave away about 20 pairs of glasses. It was a great day!
The team was amazing. Diana, Kayenda and Dottie were pharmacists. Efrim injected anybody he could. Danice worked hard to talk a lady out of having an abortion. Dawn-Marie and Chika each saw 40 plus patients. Rahel was like four people in one and Hashim was awesome at filling in and doing whatever was needed.
We are dodging fiery darts big time. Please Pray.
*Pray request as of 6-23-09
-Our scope used for ears and nose has suddenly stopped working. It worked last week. Sammy and Hasim are out trying to fix it. (Ethiopia is seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time).
-Kayend has an upset stomach.
Thank you for your prayers.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Efrim enjoyed packing and sorting the medicines. We did not expect to have an entire room filled with medicines and supplies.
Kayenda and Dottie share creative ideas about getting as much as possible into one suitcase. Dottie was responsible for obtaining the supplies for the clinic in Dukem and the Source of Light Clinic. She ahs become the expert in this area and has developed an incredible relationship with all the vendors.
For the June 2009 team Dottie took on the responsibility of securing supplies from MedShare and a few other local vendors. Since visiting the Dukem Health Clinis in December 2008
Dottie knew exactly what was needed, including quantities and also sorted the supplies for packing.
Of the ten members of the Ethiopia 2009 team, Dawn-Marie Headley, Dottie Eleazer, Chika Oraka and Ingrid Forbes were members of the team that made the inaugural journey in December 2008. Danice Mariney, Kayenda Johnson, Diana Evans, and Efrim Moore are among the team members participating on their first missionary journey. Ethiopians Rahel and Hashim are also making their first missionary journey and are excited to finally have their prayers to serve Christ by serving their country.
The medical clinic being built by Source of Light Ministries International is not yet completed so the team will not be able to work in the new building. However, God has miraculously supplied a great deal more medicines including a few specific medicines for eye diseases/infections. The team will return to the Dukem Health Clinic to a staff and patients who have been waiting patiently for their return.