Here we are in Dasuya at the 3rd day of eye glass clinic. It has been an amazing adventure. There have been so many people at the clinic every day. We have quit taking registrations at 10:00 AM each morning and are working until 6:00pm serving the people.
The smiles on the people as they see at a distance or to see to read for the first time is a joy you cannot describe. It must be experienced. Several people are using the New Testament they received in the witness station or their cell phone to use as their reading material instead of the handout we have. The women are excited that they can see well enough to thread a needle. (This is hard for me too.)
The incredible lunches have been made by Pastor Daniel and Elizabeth everyday. There has been a long grain rice dish, curry chicken, regular chicken, lentile soup, potato cakes with a "Chinese" type sauce, fried fish, fresh fruit, roti (flat bread), other potato dishes, and lots of chai tea (Panera Bread is not even close).
The opening of the clinic was a very special ceremony including a ribbon cutting, and cake. We have also witnessed the blessing of a baby, and most of the team went to a service at Pastor Samuel's house (Pastor Daniel's brother). There was an "Indian" version of a "Prayer and Praise" service with a dinner afterward at the house.
We are going to a church service tomorrow which should be about 4 hours with anywhere from 5 to 10 baptisms. There will be a dinner after for the entire congregation. I have a picture of the pile of dishes that will be used. I am excited to hear the music and see the people. Vision (Pastor's daughter) is gonig to be singing. We have been blessed to hear her sing already and she has the most amazing, powerful voice.
The Lord has blessed this mission already, and we pray that He will continue to bless us. There have been at least 400 people tested so far. That is 400 people who have been into the church and have been told the story of Jesus. We can only pray that their hearts will be open to the Holy Spirit and will come to know Jesus.
Please continue to pray for our safety, health, and pray for the people we have touched and those we will touch the rest of the week.
Hey Pastor Rob here.... If anybody has any questions, please ask or comment below! :)