Joyful Celebration

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with me. (Revelation 3-20)

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What a privilege it is for me to guide our sponsored kids in the ways of the Lord. I enjoyed acting out the bible story found in Luke Ch.15 8-10. I made believe I was lighting a lamp, and anxiously began sweeping the floor, and fervently looking for my lost coin. Upon finding my valuable silver coin, I called my friends, and neighbors to rejoice with me. I taught the kids that a women had 10 silver coins, and lost one of them and that she celebrated when she found her silver coin. I explained to them that in the same way there is a celebration in heaven over one sinner who repents. IMG_0840

 

 

 

 

 

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I told my kids that God is knocking on the doors of their hearts, and if they open their hearts he will come in and live there. Tony my ministry coworker prayed that God would soften all our sponsored kid’s hearts. Please continue to pray for a spiritually awakening for my kids.

My prayer requests: Additional financial support will be provided. My work permit will be renewed.

 

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What A Love!

The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, “Look the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the World! (John 1-29)

What an honor it is for me to share, with our sponsored kids the good news found in the Bible! For our Easter celebration day at our Saturday club, I taught from Luke Ch. 23 verse 23-43. I emphasized on the 2 criminals who were crucified along with Jesus. One of the criminals mocked Jesus, and dare him to come off the cross. The other criminal know Jesus was innocent, and he requested Jesus to remember him when he enter his kingdom. I instructed the kids that we all have a choice to make either to accept or reject Christ; as did these 2 criminals. I share salvation verses with them John 3:16, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:13, and John 1:29.

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I taught them that Jesus died on a cross for our sins, and wants to have a personal relationship with us. I had the kids bow their heads, and ask if anyone who had accepted Christ needed pray to stand strong in the Lord. 2 kids raised their hands, and I pray for them. I also gave an invitation if anyone wanted to receive Christ as their Lord; no one raised their hands. Please pray for my kids that a spiritually revival will break out among them!

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My prayer requests: That God would give me divine appointments to share the gospel. My work permit would be renewed.

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Happy Resurrection day to you all!!

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I Was

 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me’. (Matthew 25-36)IMG_0692

Opio Charles a prisoner was admitted to the medical ward with severe bacterial infection /septicemia. He was initially placed on high doses of IV antibiotics. The nursing staff and I administered his medications, and we closely monitored his response to medical treatment. In two weeks’ time his condition had greatly improved. What a joy it was for me to see Opio recover from his sickness, and be discharged from the hospital. I thank God for the privilege and honor it is to show kindness, and care for prisoners in their time of need. Please pray for Opio that he will accept Jesus as his savior.

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Please note: I have not included photos of my patients who are prisoners; in order to uphold their dignity, and protect their privacy.

My prayer requests: The light of Jesus would brightly shine in me! My work permit would be renewed.

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Best Rule

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During my morning ward rounds, I noticed that my patient Michael was in pain and he looked depressed. I case conference with his physician, and he informed me that initially Michael had responded well to treatment; but now his condition had worsen. Michael has HIV/ Abdominal tuberculosis. Oral morphine was obtained from the ART clinic to decrease his pain. A repeat abdominal CT was ordered, and further lab tests done to assess patient’s condition.

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I asked Michael why he is depressed, and he told me it’s because of his sickness / abdomen pain. I told him to inform the nurses when he is in pain; so we can give him pain medication. I talked with Michael, and asked him if he had accepted Jesus as his savior and he told me he had. I encouraged him that God is with him, and that I would be praying for him. Please pray for Michael that God will heal him, and that the Lord will fill him with joy and peace.

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My Prayer requests: That I will live out the golden rule on a daily basics ( Luke 6-31) Additional financial support will be provided.

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Shadow of his love

You can always give without loving, but you can never love without giving. – Amy Carmichael

 As I administer medical care to my patients my heart’s desire; is to be a small reflection of the greater love of Jesus. I noticed that my adolescent patient Ronald’s condition had deteriorated at mid-day. Ronald has sickle cell disease, and was admitted with severe malaria/ anemia. I spoke with his PMD, and he asked me to take a blood sample for CBC, and cross matching for blood type. I obtained his blood sample, and brought it to the lab right away. I waited in the lab until I was given his blood. I hanged his blood up and, monitored it closely until the end of the day shift. His IV line got clotted during the evening shift, and he was only given half of the full bag of blood prescribed. The next morning his PMD told me that he was doing  much better. 

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I thank God for the opportunity to have shown love to Ronald; by gently and kindly care for him when he was sick. What a joy it was for me to see him get better, and be discharged home.

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Prayer requests: That I will be filled with the Lord’s love and compassion. Additional financial support will be provided.

 

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Beautifully Feet

How beautifully on the mountain are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation who say to Zion, ” Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52- 7)

 

It was such a joy for me to share with my sponsored kids how wise men followed a star, and came to visit Jesus after his birth! I taught from Matthew Ch.2 1-12, and emphasized on the 3 gifts given by the wise men to Jesus. Gold was the first gift, and I taught my kids gold is associated with kings, and Jesus is the king of kings. The next gift was frankincense and it was used in burned sacrifices to God. I told them that this gift symbolized Jesus wiliness to die for our sins. The last gift was myrrh and it is used to make dead bodies smell good. I inform them that this gift shows us that Jesus would suffer, and die for the sins of the world.

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I told my kids that salvation is a free gift, and how Jesus loves them. I read Ephesians Ch. 2 8-9 and John Ch. 3 – 16. I had all the kids bow their heads, and ask if anyone wanted to accept Jesus as their Savior. One of our boys raised his hand to receive Christ! Please pray for him that he will grow in his faith.

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Prayer requests: Pray that God will direct my feet to those ready to hear the message of salvation. Pray for additional financial support for my ministry.

 

                           Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

 

 

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My motto

Before all, and above all, attention shall be paid to the care of the sick, so that they shall be served as if they were Christ himself. Benedict of Nursia

 

I love this profound quote, and my heart’s desire is to live out this motto. I have been praying for God to lead me to those patients who need extra medical care. Ismail is shy and a bit reserved, and I could see he needed additional medical care. He has sickle cell disease, and he was admitted to the medical ward with DX: of septicemia and anemia. He has been complaining of generalized body weakness, and chills. I consulted with his PMD, and he asked me to follow up on his request for packed cells for Ismail.

I inform Ismail that he needed a blood transfusion, and I would be following up with the lab department. I went to the lab and I was told that there were out of blood, and to come back in one hour. I went back to the lab every hour for four hours, and finally his packed cells were ready! I flushed his IV line to make sure it was working fine, and applied some extra tape to secure his IV line. I hanged Ismail blood transfusion up and closely monitored it. After his blood transfusion was done, Ismail told me he was feeling much better.

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My prayer requests: That my heart will be filled with God’s love and compassion. For additional financially support.

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