Elani and her new husband, Brendon, visited us for one week. Elani has visited BYT twice in the past, but not as Elani Dodd! They got to visit 2 villages, NyaLeeGwee and LaGlah. They helped treat the sick, and presented Bible stories in these villages. On Sabbath Brendon sang “In the Garden” (Beautiful voice)! and Elani did the sermon – her own testimony. They were loved by all, especially BletJhaw and I. Thank you for the time, money, and energy that it takes to come and visit us.
Elani organized one of my medicine storage cabinets, and they each got to help with some medical procedures such as pulling teeth and finding a foreign body lodged way up in a man’s leg, locating it, and finally succeeding in pulling out! This kind of thing is like looking for a needle in a haystack!! Very difficult. Thanks for your help Brendon! Elani worked with me to revive a poor little girl who was about to go into anaphylactic shock from an allergic reaction. She was only 3 years old, but needed 2 injections as quickly as we could draw them up. We were rewarded as we watched her breathing ease and her redness and swelling go down! Close call! We saw her later that day playing. God is so good!
I think the most humerous episode was when we visited a sick man in WST. This man’s aunt was sitting near Brendon and could not help but check him out. I don’t know if she had ever seen a foreigner before, but definitely not this big and tall or with such white skin and light red colored hair all over him. She looked and looked and then felt his arm carefully and said:
“This feels like the hairy caterpillar!” She laughed and then touched his beard.
“Oh,” she said in surprise, “This feels rough like elephant hair!” Next she felt the hair on top of his head.
“Oh, soft again!”
We explained to Brendon that they were not laughing at him or making fun of him at all, They liked him. They were curious because he was simply new and amazing. We all had a good laugh!
God bless you both