Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Exciting update in Xepol

This morning, I went to Xepol with Gaspar, Manuel and Josue.  We had a good, uneventful drive. 

It was a chilly morning and we were told that is why there were not many patients.  I learned a long time ago, that the number of patients is not always the best indicator of a clinic.............and today, was one of those days.

This young boy came with his dad to clinic.  As I was talking to his dad and mom, he wanted my attention but sat quietly until we finished the consult.

His dad has a chronic ear infection that looked very irritated.  He attended the clinic last month with Lisa and he felt better after seeing her.  He and his family do not worship any where, so Gaspar and I talked with him about this.

I mentioned to him that many people say that they believe in God, and that is good, but that does not mean that they actually know Him or have a relationship with Him.  Many people believe, but do not obey. Gaspar shared some scriptures with him and hopefully, he will return to clinic next month.

The exciting news of the day was about Victor's dad.  You may remember Victor from previous blogs.  He is a young man that has had seizures for his whole life.  Until about two years ago, he was having one or more a day and also fighting with all of the children in the area.  This last month, he only had a few symptoms in his hand and he is doing so well.  He is now even helping build the new church building after the old one was destroyed by a mud slide.

Last month, Victor's dad invited Tomas, one of the men from the church, to visit him in his house.  This is very new for Victor's dad!  I have never met him, since he has never come to clinic with Victor, but he has continued to meet with Tomas and discuss the Bible. 

Later in August, Gaspar, Tomas and I will visit with Victor and his family in their home.  I am looking forward to this day and pray that something will be said that will help Victor's dad make a decision about the direction of his life. 

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