Today a 12 year old boy called Donato was brought to our clinic with severe head wounds.  He was attacked 2 days ago while cycling to the market to sell his mothers groundnuts so he could pay for his school fees.  A man attacked him from behind with a machete as he passed him on the road.  The boy was left for dead, spending a night in a ditch but managed to crawl out and lie on the road and wait for help.  When he got to us, he had 2 large cuts exposing his skull and Dr. John-Paul said the skull is cracked.  We stitched the wounds and bandaged his head.  He is very weak and sedated.  Please pray the man responsible would be caught.  We’d like to take Donato to Nairobi for a CT scan but we’re not sure the family will agree.  Pray for wisdom for us as we procede with this case.  Thank God for the new ‘temporary’ clinic rooms we built, as this boy is able to stay with us and be monitered. 

Mike & Wayne’s Trip!

Mike Yordt and Wayne Gordon helped with some electrical work in the compound.  We felt several spiritual attacks as the week progressed.  Firstly with unavailable parts to fix some plumbing, it still didn’t happen after 3 trips to Wau.  But we were able to get the DTC painted.


We drove out to Tom Tok to do an outreach to the children.  We played games and gave them small toys and crayons.


When we tried to do a Jesus film showing the generator wouldn’t work.  But Wayne and Mike both got a chance to teach at our Men’s fellowship.  And while they were teaching, twin girls were born in our medical clinic.


We did an outreach to the lepers colony where we distributed shoes.



A Temporary Solution!

LindaOne of the most difficult things coming back was seeing our clinic struggling to operate in such tiny quarters.  We are of course raising funds for a new building and hopefully we will get the remaining funds soon so we can begin construction.  So as a tempoarary solution we have taken one of the three discipleship training buildings and converted it into a 4 room clinic, using plastic tarp for partitions.  It looks so nice and has really helped us to get through 150 patients a day with proper care and love, taking time with each one.  Our medical staff are amazing and we feel blessed to have each one of them.  As we grow we continue to pray for the right staff, good quality medicine and provision from the Lord.  The clinic outreach continues to be a tool to bring many to Jesus every day through the simple story of the wordless book.

Baby Delivery!

Baby LahtTonight during dinner a young woman came in labor.  Our Sudanese clinic staff had gone home so I offered to assist our Kenyan nurse/midwife Linda with the delivery.  When I got to the clinic, Linda explained that the mother was telling her she was 7 months pregnant and even she looked about that or even less.  She was in labor though and dilated 8cm so we knew it wasn’t going to be a long time before delivery.  At just 18 years old, this was Awien’s first child.  As she progressed we prepared ourselves for another difficult birth, where this premature baby might not survive and we prayed with and for the mother and the baby.  Without an incubator, we had blankets and cloths ready to try and keep the baby warm.  Sabet came and prayed with the Dad as he waited outside.  Awien was struggling to push and we couldn’t understand it as the baby was supposed to be small.  Well little Laht finally popped out and weighted 4 kg (8.8 lbs).  We were both in shock as the mother’s stomach was tiny.  But we praise Jesus that once again the mother’s dates were wrong and this time it was in our favor!!  He was a full term baby boy, healthy and so cute.  Because it was now midnight, we cleaned up mummy and baby and put them to bed in the clinic (though we technically are outpatient only).  I’ll be glad when we have a proper facility to better care for these newborn babies.  I got lots of cuddles as I cleaned him, wrapped him and snuggled with him.  In the morning Hannah and Jed both came to see him and Jed asked “is that our baby?”  I was tempted to say yes!!  The LORD really helped us and this family.  We give HIM all the glory.

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