Julia’s friend told her, “When you meet anyone in Africa, it’s like you’ve met a long-lost relative.” If that’s true (and I think it must be), tonight was our family reunion!
March 10 – Day 2 – Offering at Work
When the seven of us “newbies” entered the Samaritan Care Centre today, all we could see was a bright, beautiful, clean home-away-from-home for those with chronic illnesses. But just one look at the faces
March 10 – Day 2 VIDEO
Check out Glen’s video message from South Africa.
March 9 – Day 1
We are a diverse group, your emissaries from Country Club Christian to South Africa. There are 14 of us in all, seven who’ve been on the trip before, and another seven of us who have no idea what we are in for. I was ready for some fresh perspective and a break …
Mon., 3/9 – Brief update
No “official” blog from the team yet, but Glen posted the following on his Facebook page about 2:45 a.m. our time today: “…in East London, South Africa with 13 folks from Country Club Christian Church.
Sat., 3/7 – Ready to go
Update from Nancy Lear at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday from Washington, D.C. We’re all on the plane, waiting to take off. In a mere 15 hours,
South Africa Pre-Trip
On Mar. 7, 14 members of the 2009 South Africa Mission Team will leave for East London, South Africa, to continue Country Club Christian Church’s work with our mission partners there, Dawn and Jon Barnes.
Nicaragua 2009 Blog
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Ahhhhhh. We are drinking fresh squeezed passion fruit juice at a coffee plantation called Selva Negra and sipping coffee grown just outside the window. Converted now into a nature preserve,
The last patient of the day reached into my heart and ripped a whole. I didn’t understand a word she said but her face revealed the whole story. The wrinkles on her neck and the scars on her face revealed a 65 year old woman but
Day 5 – Clinic
I am sitting in the clinic. So far we have seen 130 official patients and 60 unofficial. That means mom comes in with her sick baby but while seeing the doctor she mentions that she suffers from “a terrible cough and a pain in my back.” The women all cook over an …
Day 4 – Breakfast
We are dining on pancakes, fried eggs, fresh papaya, guava jam. While we eat we are going to have a “shout out” and each of us will shout a message to one of you. Here goes. Lance says:
Day 3 – Monday
The first day of clinic always spells chaos. But we set up our make-shift pharmacy in record time and began seeing patients by mid-morning. Velma sits on the front porch and kindly and patiently greets every client. After taking their vitals and recording their chief complaint, she places them in …
Day 2 – Sunday
We arrived at the farm in time for lunch. We stayed at the farm last winter so in a way it was like coming home. But guess what? The farm has been upgraded from a “Holiday Inn” to a “Ritz Carlton” Yes, believe it or not, WE HAVE FLUSH TOILETS …
We Arrive! Day 1
Tonight we thanked God for soft mattresses, friendly customs agents, a cool breeze across the capitol city and the warm faces of our Nicaraguan friends. We met at the airport in Kansas city at 4:00 a.m. A bit of coffee sustained us to Houston and we had exactly the right …