Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Prayer Update

Scott is doing well in Mozambique as God continues to open doors. The clinic will be held at a Methodist Hospital instead of a separate location. This will give our dentist a chance to work in the hospital's dentist office--an office that is currently closed. Those not working directly with patients will have the opportunity to minister to both patients our doctors see and patients throughout the hospital. There is currently no outreach being done in the hospital and the administration is very open to this!

I spent all of yesterday morning at a hospital about fifteen minutes from home where Rosie was seen by a hearing specialist. Unfortunately, the hospital doesn’t have the correct machines to check her hearing properly. The doctor is arranging for Rosie to see a colleague of hers at another hospital where she can be tested. This doctor isn’t convinced that Rosie has a hearing problem, but this of course will have to be ruled out.

In the meantime, I’ve talked to Rosie’s parents about some ways to work with Rosie through communicating to her, reading to her, and playing games with her. They have been very receptive of this. In fact, this morning I heard David working with Rosie while he worked in the garden. I’m thrilled that they are making the effort to do all they can to help her.

On our way home from the hospital, I took them to see the largest Baobab tree in the world. It’s located just off the road we were on, a short drive from our house. This tree has a circumference of 46.8 meters (about 153’ 6”) and is thought to be 6000 years old. There is a cavity inside the tree that used to be used as a pub which could accommodate fifteen people.

Thank you so much for your prayers!


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