Saturday, June 29, 2013

June 4th-Fitche

Waking up to the sounds of roosters and the Sunni Muslim chants reminds our team of the foreign nation we have been blessed to serve and experience over the past few days. Yesterday we were up early for a two hour drive to the northern town of Fitche. Up in the mountains, the air was pure, the scenery incredible, and it was nothing for one to imagine it looking similar in Bible days. Once in the village, the beauty was joined by the desperate physical and Spiritual needs of so many precious souls. We had a few kinks to work out, but who doesn't when you drive a mobile clinic and thirteen faranji (or foreigners) around the Ethiopian countryside. After Fitch, we traveled to a School where we treated numerous children, many of which were HIV positive. All wanted to touch the foreigners and get a piece of us (waterbottle, pen, etc.) When the bubbles came out, the children went wild-or so we thought. After wrapping up clinic our leader pulled out a giant bag of candy. It was worse than free pizza day in elementary school! We continue to be blessed by so much, particularly the hospitality of the missionaries and the welcoming of several local friends working as translators. please continue to pray for our efforts. We have been able to connect many patients with follow up through the Wudassi clinic and will have the opportunity to work in it at the end of the week. Thank you all for your support!

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