Thursday, May 17, 2007

Class Time and Cow Lungs

We have been trying to post this blog since yesterday and were finally able to get it posted - local internet issues...

Well, we had our second health promoter education class today. There were 23 volunteer promoters representing churches from as far away as 3 hours. All of these brothers and sisters were so eager to learn and asked lots of questions during the class. Our topic was on pneumonia, which is the number one cause of death in this department if not the country. We looked at anatomy drawings, talked about how a lung functions and finally looked at a cow lung. Everyone donned a glove and got up close to check out the lung. We finished up with more Q&A and then enjoyed some refreshments. It was really surprising to see so many interested in studying, and we pray that God will bless them and their communities for their dedication.

Some of the men come from very remote areas that we can't reach with our clinics yet, which gives us some good info for future expansion with new medical teams. Be praying that we can help them for now through these classes, but also that God will prepare new areas for us to serve in the future.

God bless!