Today, February 10, we will walk to NeLeeGwee. I am so excited to go, because it seems so long since we have been there. Our backpacks are a little heavier than usual because there are over 30 children in this village and many are always sick.
I am so blessed because Tucker grabs all the heaviest bags and places them in his large back pack. I stuff my bag full, then, while I am doing something else, BletJaw always takes the heavy bags out of my pack and only gives me the light things! Aren’t they wonderful!! No wonder I am full of life and feeling great at the end of the day!
Our walk to NeLeeGwee is easier than usual. The scary bridge that we used to balance across on one slim log, is now a regular solid bridge! The place on the side of the mountain that used to barely be a path, where you could hardly place one foot in front of another because you would slide down the mountain sideways, has now been dug out and there is a solid path! Even the weather is delightful with a cool breeze under deep blue sky! I fairly skip down the pathway.
You remember NawJe. She is the one we took to MeDuGlow who aborted her 4 month old fetus in the front seat of our truck, and almost died of hypovolemia, (Too much blood loss). Because she knows we saved her life, she is so appreciative of us that she cannot show us enough gratitude and kindness. She wants us to come to her house to eat after we treat the patients.
Thirty three patients were seen on this day. It always racks my brain to figure out the best way to treat some of the complaints like:
“My brains are rotting out.”
“My blood is all messed up. It is going around in circles and then I pass out.”
“My body is all out of medicine.”
“I need medicine to gain weight.”
“I fell off an elephant 10 years ago and hurt my foot. Now that is making my back, neck and shoulders heavy.”
So many strange things, but pretty much everything is from not drinking water, poor hygiene, and poor nutrition.
She also gave me a beautiful knee, (Skirt) that she had woven, saying: “I want to do more but this is all I can give.” I see the love of Jesus in her, as she showers us with gifts of appreciation. The Lord will remember these precious jewels as His own when He comes. He says: “I will spare them!” See Malachi 3:17
Won’t you pray for them?