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August 04, 2004

Rio Medical Mission - Day 5

'But evil men and imposters shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But abide thou in the things thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.' 2 Tim 3:13-14

Greeting from the servants of Christ in Rio

All are well and safe.

We enjoyed another beautiful day. Although there were no clouds, it was still a comfortable day to meet and greet the people.

Today, 147 eye, 165 children and 132 general medicine patients were cared for. The pharmacy filled 767 prescriptions. 89 more were saved! Now these numbers might sound fewer than the previous day, but our day was cut short by 1 and 1/2 hours (for good reasons). By comparison, yesterday there were 42 decisions by lunch... today 65! Also, there was a surgery performed (albeit minor)that took the time of a number of people. Without going into a great deal of detail...this particular woman will have far less pain in her foot than she had earlier this morning.Praise God!

So, after three days...429 eye, 581 children and 479 general medicine patients have been cared for - 2,509 prescriptions have been filled - 258 decisions have been made. Praise God for the good work He has done!

As the scripture above would indicate, not much has changed from when Paul gave his final instructions to Timothy. These people have heard a lot of different 'stuff' from many 'deceivers'. We spend much time trying to sort through the many misunderstandings. It is encouraging that people want to listen..they do not want to be confused. We have had many, who have come just to hear what we have to say...not needing any medical attention. We were even invited into homes this day, as we shared the good news of Jesus Christ.

Praise God for the good work He will do, tomorrow!

Posted by at August 4, 2004 05:31 PM