It's currently Thursday night and although it is 8:15pm, we are all tired like it is 10pm. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were our days of medical clinic with the women's meetings in the evening. Four nurses, one Physician's Assistant and then a few Ugandan doctors that saw approximately 650 patients (not including the patients seen by the Ugandan dentists, pharmacists, lab workers, HIV counselors who were very helpful and worked hard as well). The people would come to the church, get prayed for and then would be sent downstairs (really a parking lot of sorts, with brick floors and some open sides) where we would give medicine and advice. There was one day where we had at least 70 salvations upstairs and quite a few downstairs as well (Not including the men/women's meetings in the evenings where we saw salvations as well). I don't have any final numbers yet.
We saw many kids with fungal infections, malaria, stomach pain, wounds with adults who had joint pain, ulcers, diabetes, high blood pressure, syphilis, gonorrhea, HIV, congestion, cough, itchy eyes, bad eyesight, worms, asthma, etc. A few came with their x-rays from the hospital and are on medications from other clinics. We couldn't have done all we did without the non-nurses on our team. Every team member worked hard, giving, sacrificing, and doing anything that needed to be done.
We did strong work for a strong people. Ugandan people are truly beautiful with big, broad smiles. They loved when we would take their pictures and were so friendly and welcoming, always saying, "Thank you, thank you so much for coming!"
Monday night, Pastor JoAnne preached a great message to the women, as Tony Faeth (a pastor from Illinois) preached downstairs to the men, along with the only other male on our team, Ben. Tuesday night, we stayed a few hours later to treat more people at the medical clinic and thus our team women did not go back for the women's meetings. Wednesday night, we did go again and joined probably 100 or so women, preaching the word strongly (which I can say, because I was the one who preached :) and saw about 25 women saved. We prayed for healing and encouraged them to stay the course! Saints' Gate Pentecostal Cathedral is a great place with great women of all ages. Many with Bibles. Oh, and how they love to dance! Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.
P.S. Today we went to Destiny School/Orphanage as well as Kamprigisa (a prison/boarding house). The stark difference between the two was overwhelming. One is ran by Christians and the other is ran by the government. We are all still processing but also know that God is doing good things here.
P.P.S We are eating extremely well. American food (Tacos, mashed potatoes/gravy, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, quiche, pumpkin soup) is being made in the wonderful guest home we are staying in. If anyone was planning on losing weight, well, it's not working here. Continue to pray for health because we have another week here as well as divine appointments, wisdom and grace.