The highlight of the day for Helga who was assisting Leo, was in convincing a 6yr old who had cotton buds stuck in both ears to calm down for treatment. The child was petrified, but Leo first explained each step that he was doing before delivering each time on his promise for a fast, pain free examination and treatment. As each step was completed as promised, her confidence and trust in him increased to the point where he was even able to administer antibiotic drops into the infected ear, after the removal of the putrid cotton buds. Praise God for answered prayers (again)!
Van seemed to have most of the difficult extractions for today. I watched him struggle with one for a good 15mins where he even got down on his knees to gain better leverage. Praise God that his improvisation of using a luxator as a chisel, worked and the troublesome tooth finally gave way.
It took all of Kim’s experience and divine intervention to help Van find and remove a root that broke off during another difficult extraction. Without the aid of X-rays but with the power of prayer, he was able to finally complete the fourth extraction an hour an a half after Van started treatment.
Betty had a young patient with myasthenia gravis who had run out of medication whilst awaiting an operation in October. Her father had sold the family home in order to afford the operation but is now unable to work himself due to a recent accident.
We can only thank our God for his mercy, grace, love and guidance today as it was a very tough dental day;(there were 170 extractions). Leander did the bulk of the fillings today (around 22) and required some treatment herself after dinner for a stiff neck, shoulders and back due to the stooped posture she had to adopt whilst treating the patients.
Thanks God for being His great instrument to heal the sick and testify His power in people’s lives!
Thanks God for being His great instrument to heal the sick and testify His power in people’s lives.
Thank you team for every encouraging story that points us to see how God cares and works.
Reading of the different treatments esp teeth extractions, show how you guys are so in the hands of God as you do the impossible cont.
May your back be better today Leander♥
I thank God for your mercy shown to patients with extra need by paying for their ultra-sound and extra medication supply for children having seizures. Though I have been praying for your guys, I need to pray harder for the dental team for God’s protection on their own bodies and strength, plus wisdom from the Holy Spirit to find the root of all problems (teeth). You also fed the hungry when they found refuge in the centre. I believed you would have taken the opportunity to tell them that Jesus can fill their hunger with his Word and his amazing supply in dire situation. Keep on the good work that God has started in you. Please also send my regards to all the volunteers – that God is very please with their contributions to care for the poor and needy. Pearl
Team keep up the great work, praying that God will continue to be at work in your lives, spiritually, physically etc. there as you work to provide medical support and any conversations you may have with the locals. Take care and thanks for caring for so many!
Sounds like a very tough but fruitful day! Lots of sweat and hard work but thank God for sustaining.. I am sure all the patients are appreciative to all of your skilful treatment in love.. What great witness! Go team!!