Sorry for being the silent voice over here... I guess i prefer to send personal e-mails to actual blogging... If you're feeling left out, please message me and I'll get right on it*
Things haven't been half so bad out here now that I've gotten used to the tropical heat (sort of).
It's weird living in a country of perpetual summer... my Winnipeg-bred body has been doing pretty well, thanks to all of you praying for health!
Words really cannot do this experience justice. I mean, attending five births in one day isn't your everyday, mundane task... it's witnessing five miracles in a row! The mothers who come to the clinic here are usually below the poverty line... even by this country's standards. Some of them are as young as 17 pregnant with their third child or 30 pregnant with their seventh... apparently most families cant even afford contraceptives.
The midwives on staff (about five of them) work around the clock, 24/7 some days, to care for the steadily growing number of patients each month (we've had 40 births this past September and 41 scheduled for this month). The normal budget is 25 births/month.
I know that this work is in God's hands and that his resources are more than enough for us... please pray that all the workers here would be given the faith to ask and receive such blessing from the Lord.
If any of you happen to be part of this blessing you might need the following information!