Saturday, February 24, 2007

Cairo clinic: the 5th day

The last day. 483 patients seen for a total of 2093 people seen, cared for, treated and shown His love. "Garbage City" was especially foul this last day, with the smell almost over powering and the dirt and dust causing many patients and many of us to wheeze and cough. We had an elderly man who had no breath sounds at all and was ready to collapse. Thankfully we had a nebulizer and broke him with some albuterol. Several patients just came to pray with us and many more came simply to tell us their story.

The medical clinic at the Joy School at Ezbet El Nakhel, "Garbage City", is a success. We built it, people came and will continue to come and it will serve His commands. After we leave the clinic will be staffed with an internist and a pediatrician every evening of the week from 5 to 9 pm. There will be ongoing medical and spiritual care for all who seek it. We are blessed to have been part of this great ministry.

In all things give rhanks,