Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Worlds apart-Paris and Niger

Here I am in Paris for a day on my way to Niger! I loved walking around the city and visiting the Musee D'Orsay.

This little fellow is called Abel. He has a beautifully painted cast with his name on it. He is such a jolly little guy. He is going to be able to run and play 'football' (soccer) one day!

This is our village clinic being set up last Saturday. We had quite a good set up with a pharmacy, family medicine doctor, small lab and three nursing stations.

This was my set electronic charting! We managed to see about 64 patients. I saw whoever was sent to me. We treated everything from malaria, gout, impetigo, GERD....

 This is not for those with a squeamish stomach! This dear woman has a long history of diabetes and she has stasis ulcers that will not heal as she has very poor circulation. I could not feel any peripheral pulses. I dressed the wounds and referred her to the hospital in the city. She will most likely loose this leg. 

Once again, we are having CPR classes. These two young men have been waiting for a whole year for me to offer this class. 

 Although, Paris and Niger are worlds apart, the gospel is the same. It is a privilege to be able to offer words of life and plant seeds of the gospel wherever the LORD sends me.

For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations. Isaiah 61:11

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Thank you for praying! Heading back to Niger on October 21st

Prayer Requests-October 21-November 5, 2014 (Maureen Sloan)
Willing and obedient heart to serve the LORD through the CURE Niger staff and patients
 ‘ I desire to do your will, O my God.’ Psalm 40:8
‘For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.’ Philippians 2:13
Exalting God’s greatness in a country that is 98% Moslem
 ‘Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’ Psalm 46:10
Serving with joy! Strength and health are needed in the hot climate.
‘The LORD gives strength to His people; the LORD blesses His people with peace.’ Psalm 29:11
Training and teaching with Christian character, values and perspective.
‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. ‘ Colossians 3:23-24

 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.’  2Corinthians 9:8
Fluency in French in daily conversations and as I train nurses and participate in staff devotions. (1 Corinthians 14:19…I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.) My five words would be: Christ died for our sins.   Six words in French are-Christ est mort pour nos péchés
Righteousness for God’s glory
‘ For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.’ Isaiah 61:11
Kingdom increase and fruitfulness
“He must increase, but I must decrease.’ John 3:30
Courage and wisdom in sharing the good news
‘Be strong and do the work.’ 1 Chronicles 28:10b
‘Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1:9
Attitude of humility and trust in difficult situations
‘Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…’ Philippians 2:5
‘When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.’ Psalm 94:19
Congratulations! Certificate ceremony for staff

Sweet times visiting at the 'case de passage' adjoining the hospital

Anne and JF....beautiful wonderful friends....sister and brother to me in so many ways!! 

Doing the work of the day together!

Great opportunities to train the nurses and visiting doctors in a Christian Worldview of patient care

This has always been one of my favorite pictures as this gal came to us undernourished and after many months grew, had surgery and thrived......along with her family....this little one even got the attention of her village leaders!