Yesterday a boy brought his grandpa to our clinic on the back of his motorbike. They had come a very long way, all the way from DaGwaDay village. Of course you do not know where that village is, but the roads are very steep and difficult as you can imagine.
The day was super hot. Not many patients came because of the intense heat I suppose, yet I see this motorbike with 2 people on it, go past our gate and stop. They got off the bike and opened the gate surveying the steep crooked driveway and decided to walk up. How old could this man be, I wondered out loud, as I watched the young man help his grandfather struggle up our steps. Why would they come way over here, when they could have gone to other closer clinics? Once on our porch, the poor old man crumpled onto the floor of our porch and struggled to catch his breath.
Here’s what we found out:
I don’t know how to word this in English, but he is a devil, witchcraft, worship, leader. He is 110 years old, he eats pig and rat, and never takes a bath! As I see it, none of these things add up to a long life? But here he is on my front porch. I don’t even want to make him come inside to treat him, because he is so tired. I bring my vitamin shot, and supplies to him. To my horror, he suddenly goes into a 30 second seizure-type convulsion, – shaking, incontinent, and unresponsive. This was followed by 2 more similar episodes. The grandson looked on, smiling and unperturbed, saying: “He gets these all the time, especially when it’s hot like this!”
I felt so sorry for this man, not so much his age and health, but the devil part! Obviously there is nothing substantial that I can do for him to make a difference in the quality of his life, but I say to BletJhaw, “We need to talk to him about Jesus, heaven and prayer, because this man cannot live much longer. God sent him here for a reason. He must be told.”
We informed the grandson that we would drive this man home in our truck. I have no idea how he made it all the way here on the back that motorbike in his condition, but at least we could make it easier for him on the return trip. As we were driving, BletJhw had a perfect opportunity to tell him about God!
Many people, including this young grandson, tell us that the reason they travel such a long way to come to us in BYT, is because word has gotten around that people get well when they come here. They say that after being treated by us, the people can tell a big difference unlike any other clinic or hospital where they have gone before! So more and more new patients are coming. Our patient volume has gone up! I notice I am buying much more supplies than ever before. May God’s name continue to be proclaimed among the heathen!
“Sing unto the Lord, all the earth, show forth from day to day His salvation. Declare His glory among the heathen, His marvelous work among all the nations. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised. He also is to be feared above all gods. for all the gods of the people are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.” 1Chronicles 16:23-26