Welcome to our journey. We're so glad to have you!

As we prepare for, and soon embark on our journey, this blog will not only be a window into our travels and experiences, but also a way for us to share with our supporters in the good works along the way. So many people have helped make this trip possible and for that we are grateful! We hope you'll stay tuned to see what and who your support impacts. We also ask that you will continue to pray for us and the people we will serve while we're in Nicaragua.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A great success!

We have had 2 very exciting days in Nicaragua! The team was up early Wednesday morning for breakfast and devotions at 6am then started seeing patients at the clinic around 8am. We had a long hot day at the clinic that was full of surprises including patients with seizures, passing out after getting a tooth pulled, and a patient that needed sedation due to a panic attack. We also treated the more common complaints like back pain, rashes, and upper respiratory infections. The most exciting part of the day was the church service our team attended at our host church in a rural area outside of Leon. The service had a lot of great music, a message from the pastor and an intense prayer session at the conclusion of the service.

Thursday began with breakfast and devotions followed by a half day at the clinic. After seeing patients in the morning, we shared a meal with the volunteers from our host church and said our goodbyes. The pastor prayed for our safety and the church members showed a lot of gratitude for our presence in their community. I am happy to report that during the week we treated 545 patients, gave out 1050 prescriptions, and 41 people accepted Christ!!! The Lord has been so good to our team! We are so excited that the clinic was not only a great success, but that He was glorified and we now have 41 new brothers and sisters in Christ!

We miss y'all and are looking forward to a fun day of zip line tours through the rain forest tomorrow!

Much love,
Catherine Poston

1 comment:

  1. Praise the Lord! I hope to one day be a part of something as wonderful as this. I can't imagine the joy that must come from being able to bring someone to Christ while sharing love and providing much needed care.