Monday, December 11, 2006
I returned from Cairo, Egypt last week after 2 days of whirlwind activity. Peter Omran and Nabil Farouk lead the charge through the streets of "Garbage City" and to meeting after meeting, visit after visit, and discussion after discussion. This medical clinic was going to happen, and the Medical Mercy team was going to arrive in February of 2007. Period. End of story. Done. Well, except for a few things...We still needed some more work on getting the medicines and the equipment, but even that is coming together.
We have a full team ready to go. Things in Egypt are a little different than what we are used to in Swaziland and Cambodia: we need to be a little more careful, a little more subtle, and a lot more open to "diversity". Our clinic is in the heart of a huge Muslim population. We will certainly be exposed to things we've never seen before, and to customs and view points that are quite contrary to ours. But it is that very difference why we are going. To show a different way, a better way, a biblical way. Let the light shine and show us the way.
In all things give thanks,
Posted by David H. Beyda, M.D. at 8:03 PM