|Warren and Youssef|
|Warren, Youssef, and Dr. Jim|
There have been patients who have said that no one has ever loved them like this before, evidence that our God must be real. This is so powerful and so true. A large group of patients burned their amulets, having tangibly experienced that Jesus is more powerful than the spirits. Some people have professed faith in Christ. We pray that these people will grow in their relationship with Jesus as they return to their homes.
It has been great for Warren to work on his surgical approach to cleft lips, alongside ENT surgeons. He has great technique already, but this is refining his skills and giving him confidence. I have been helping to provide deep sedation (anesthesia) and working with an anesthesiologist. This has been fun and kept me on my toes…a new realization that during a case I am responsible for a patient’s survival. During critical care fellowship I have learned so many useful things for this setting. I have provided anesthesia for many of Warren’s cases…adjusted his surgical loupes, scratched his back, and the list goes on-and-on….you know those surgeons need lots of assistance!
I often say, “It is hot!” Warren tells me that he is trying to break me of this phrase by coming to Sudan. So far it is still hot and one sweats without doing anything.
On Friday and Saturday we will participate in a festival with Franklin Graham here in Juba, South Sudan, called “Hope for a Nation.” Really looking forward to this! We have been told that there will be choirs from throughout the country singing together. After this we will travel to a place called Maban in South Sudan to work in a local hospital with lots of refugees from North. I have been told that there are many malnourished children there and I am sure we will have our hands full.
|Intake from Nuba Mountains|