Monday, April 22, 2013

The day's highlights

Today was a full one. After devo's, I had to rush out to see a man at home who was very ill. Possible pneumonia, as it turned out. He was sick enough that I felt he needed to go to hospital  for evaluation and possibly rehydration with IV fluids. His wife told us about his condition, and she did so amid moments of tearfulness. We don't see this everyday. Most people are concerned, or sad, when they share of a loved one in need, but they tend to be quite self controlled. This woman was moved to tears. It was unique, and touching. The man was assessed and treated at home, then referred to hospital with a letter. He has been seen there and further testing will be done (for possible TB).

We took a trip up to Honde to visit  pastor there who received an ox cart. It was an adventure, just the ride itself. We had biting ants galore, cars that quit, and calves that didn't want to be loaded. Children chased us through town and up the hill to pastor Paulo's place, they played on the cow cart, and hammed it up in front of our cameras. Lots of fun, in a different sort of way.

At the end of the day, we were all hot and sweaty but the day was full of beautiful faces and touching times. And pastor Paulo had his new oxcart. Looking forward to similar adventures tomorrow!

1 comment:

Janette Stone said...

WooHoo...that ox cart looks pretty great if I do say so myself! ;) I'm thankful that it is getting put to good use...hope the paint job holds up for a little while at least.

I was missing Africa tonight and reading through your posts is making me feel like I am there...