The day after I returned to the tribe, our team hosted a dental clinic for the villagers of Las Moras. In seven days we helped 140 people from our village and surrounding areas. While we left the extractions, bridges, and root canals to the professionals, our team helped out with teaching oral hygiene, sterilizing equipment, and relating to and comforting those who were frightened or in pain. We praise God for another opportunity to meet the people’s physical needs as we build relationships.
Canadian Work Force
As the dentist was dropped off at the airport in a nearby city, we picked up a team of workers who had volunteered their services to our team. They added privacy walls to our house, finished our septic system, and worked on a variety of other much needed projects. Our house is now ready to weather another rainy season and the work on Alkire’s bricks continues. Please pray that we will be able to finish their walls and add a roof before the rains begin in June.
A Dry and Weary Land
As we look around us in the village, we see brown, brittle grass, fallen leaves, and a creek that is barely flowing. Although a few tough plants and flowers are still surviving, the ground is in dire need of water. There is something about a solid field of browns and tans that makes the soul long for rain. I can’t help but thinking of Psalm where David thirsts after God like a person who is living in a parched land. We know those around us are thirsty and long for the day when they can drink deeply from water that meets those needs. Please pray with us towards that end.