Janet this week shares about some opportunities through providing healthcare during her visit…
We spent some days helping folks with reading glasses. Having put an advert on the local radio we had a good response. We had two very busy days, nine hours each day and then a few stragglers for three further days. It is wonderful to see the reaction as a person is suddenly able to read. We always encourage a person to read before they take their glasses. This time they were given John 3 verses 16-18 to read. What a privilege to help people in this way. In particular to be able to read their Bible is so important. One of the best times is to go to a village and find somebody sitting on the ground under a tree reading their Bible. The cost of a Chichewa print Bible is about £12, so out of reach for the majority to buy.
Before I left UK I received some burn dressings in the mail with a slip of paper saying, ‘these may be of use to you in Malawi’. So I was prepared when a young lady called Chikonde was brought to me by her father. It was Easter Sunday evening. Chikonde had burnt herself with boiling porridge some six hours earlier and had travelled 60 miles to two hospitals, who had no dressings. I related to her father about the burn dressings. As you will see on the left picture Chikonde was very afraid. Within a week after dressing and praying with Chikonde each day she was healed and so happy. Thank you to the person, who was prompted to send me the burn dressings.