This week has been busy, busy, busy! We have been able to see God working in so many ways. He has been so fabulous and using us in many unexpected ways.
The week started with an early morning knock on our door. Last week while the medical team was here, a gentleman cut his finger and came into the clinic. He showed up at our door for me to “doctor” his finger. Luckily, a nurse, that was here last week, taught me a few basic first aid/medical techniques. (Thanks, Becky!) Now, word on the street is that we are doctors. We have tried to explain that we are indeed NOT doctors. Needless to say, we have seen a few more patients this week also.
He came back again later in the week for me to change the bandages again. This time…he paid me…in beans! That was one of the most endearing things that I have ever experienced! This guy was so thankful and absolutely PRECIOUS!
One afternoon, Lauren, Lexie, and I decided to set up a makeshift nail salon in our yard. We overturned a couple of plastic bins with nail polish sitting on them. It didn’t take long to attract a *few* clients!
One little girl put her foot on my box to paint her toenails. At that moment, I was struck by a verse in the bible in which Jesus begins to wash his disciples’ feet. I remember a women’s study that I did years ago in which we studied this verse:
The leader of our group asked us to go home and wash our husband’s feet. It was a very emotional experience then. As I was painting this little girl’s toenails, my eyes suddenly filled with tears thinking about that verse.
Mo was so excited to get a haircut from Fernando the barber this week. He obviously got “the works” because he looked pretty fancy when he came home!
Ramon and Amelia invited us to lunch one day. The girls were super intrigued by their garden in their backyard.
The girls fed all of the dogs in the area as a Valentine’s gift. Tails were wagging all around. With a donation that we received specifically for this, the girls’ new mission is to take care of all of the dogs in the village. (Dr. Jennifer, you would have been so proud of them.)
There is so much more that I want to share from this week! This post is getting too long, and I have little people wanting dinner. Please check back tomorrow for Part 2!