Offering

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. *1 Peter 4-9*

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Intern nurses face many challenges because they are not allowed; to do their one- year residency in their home district. They must assimilate to living and, working in another district. Lydia and Doris are intern nurses, who have just started their 3 months medical ward rotation. On their first day, I orientated them, and took them on a general tour of the ward. I assigned Lydia to take patients’ blood samples. She informed me that the last time she took a patient’s blood sample was in Feb. I accompanied her, and gave her moral support as she obtained blood samples. We took the blood samples to the lab, and I instructed her and Doris on how to clock patients’ blood samples. The intern nurses expressed their sincere gratitude to the nursing staff for their moral support, and for warmly welcoming them to the medical ward. I thank God that I have been able to offer hospitality to the intern nurses in a tangible way!

Prayer requests: Wisdom and direction in all I do. Additional monthly support.

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FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE

As God’s chosen people… clothe yourself with… kindness. (Colosians3:12)

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We have a group of eager to learn first- year nursing students on the ward, and they are getting hands on experience. I taught them step by step how to obtain a blood sample. They are applying tourniquets and, searching for veins on each other. The nursing students accompany me as I take blood samples on patients. Now the time has come for them to put into practice what they have learned.

The intern doctor on duty informed me that Papa Ogwang hemoglobin level was 5.2 and, he requested that I obtain blood for him A.S.A.P. Nursing student Andrea obtained Papa’s blood sample on his first attempt! We took the blood sample to the lab, and obtained Papa Ogwang blood. I hanged up Papa’s blood, and closely monitored it. Mentoring nursing students and, being kind to them is such a blessing to me!

 Prayer requests: That I will be filled with the fruits of the Spirit. The light of Jesus will be reflected in all I do.

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Hands

She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. (Proverbs 31-20)

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Papa Okwera is a needy elderly patient of mine who was admitted with DX: of diabetics/severe pneumonia. The nursing staff and I have been administering his IV antibodies, and his condition has improved a bit. His basic diabetic care knowledge is limited. I taught him how to self-administer insulin, and how to use his glucometer. I encouraged him to lose weight, and to decrease his intake of fats and oils and starches. Please pray that Papa loses weight, and that he will completely recovery from pneumonia. I thank God for using my hands to reach out to the needy patients in the hospital.

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My prayer requests: The love of Jesus will brightly shine in me! For additional financial support.

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IN THE BUSH

I was sick and you looked after me (Matthew 25:36)

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I had an adventurous first time experience, being the nurse in charge of our medical clinic in the bush. James a Ugandan nurse, and I met and we brainstormed on what medications to buy. We than went to a wholesale pharmacy shop, and purchased the medications. After we headed back to my agency’s office, and we sorted out all the medications/ medical supplies that our missionary team had bought.

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Finally, the day arrived and we were set to go! As far as medical personal we had 3 nurses from our missionary team, James and I and one Ugandan doctor. Over 200 patients were seen at our clinic. The following medical conditions were treated. Malaria cases were 36, skin infections 19, Urinary tract infections 12, ulcers 14, upper respiratory infections 24. We dewormed 66 children, and provided wound care for 40 plus kids. Access to medical care is far away in this remote bush area. I am so gratefully for all the venerable infants, and children we were able to provide medical treatment to.   

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My prayer requests: For increased physical strength. For additional financial support.

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What shall I do?

What shall I do? I expect to pass through this world but once. Therefore, any good work, kindness or service I can render to any person or animal, let me do it now. Let me not neglect or delay to do it, for I will not pass this way again. (an old Quaker saying)

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The name which quickly comes to my mind when I think of a patient who needs to be shown kindness is Hassan. Hassan was admitted to the medical ward a few months ago with DX: TB of the bone /stroke. His speech was slurred, and he was unable to feed himself and he was also bed ridden. He was placed on medication for TB of the bone, and slowly his condition has improved. He is now able to feed himself and his speech has improved. His gait is still unsteady although he can walk.  

Hassan has left sided paralysis, and he is prone to falling so I had crutches make for him. I instructed him on the proper usage of his crutches. Using his crutches to walk his gait has improved. Hassan thanked me for buying him crutches, and caring for him. Please pray for Hassan that a family member can be located so he can be discharged home. I thank God for leading me to those patients who are in need, and using me to show God’s love through acts of kindness.

My prayer requests: That God will continue to fill me with his compassion and love. That additional monthly support will be provided.

Praise report: I am so excited to tell you all that I have been a missionary in Africa for 6 years now!! More good news is that my work permit was granted for 3 years’ time period!!

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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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