Nicaragua Mission Trip 2009
Wow, it sure is awesome to see how the Lord works!
Nancy had a loose crown that needed to be fixed so Alfredo´s parents referred her to their dentist. As Nancy and LaVonna reached their destination, they were suprised to see that the clinic was not just for denistry, but for veterinary medicine as well! Making sure, they make note of the dentist certificate on the wall and went along as scheduled. The dentist was as sweet as she could be and when Nancy was ready to pay, the dentist told her, ¨No need. You are helping my people.¨Gives you goosebumps, doesn´t it?! Not only that, but Nancy and LaVonna soon found out that the clinic they were supposed to go to was actually 3 doors down from this one!
As an example of the people´s incredible kindness, a church member opened their home to us so we could hold the clinic. We treated another 180 patients today, totaling to approximately 1,015 this week. We´ve been blessed to have a good supply of medication this trip, however some have been prescribed more than others. Just when we think we´ve run out of something specific, we tend to find a whole new supply. I seriously do not think that is coincidence.
The conference president joined us this evening during the crusade. John gave his last presentation and ended it by handing out toothbrushes/toothpaste to all in attendance. Claudia sang a beautiful song for special music and Alfredo gave another powerful presentation. After the conference president closed in prayer, he share all the positive feedback he had been receiving from the community with Alfredo. He told Alfredo to give him a time and date for next year, and he will organize a huge crusade where 4,000-5,000 will be present and the pastors will be so tired from baptizing that they will need to ordain elders. This is a worthy aspiration so please keep it in your thoughts and prayers.
It´s truly amazing to see the passion and fire the people here have for the Lord!
Happy Sabbath to you all.