Friday, July 15, 2005
We are at Chileshe, or as it is sometimes called, "RR" because it is near the railroad tracks. Last night we sent a group, traveling by Land Rover, to the hospital in Zimba to take a little girl who was suffering from several ailments. She needed oxygen, and we were unable to supply it, so we made the choice to send the girl and Dr. Allen Neese with her. They took along a Zambian nurse and a Chitonga guide to show them the way out of the bush. They did not return during the night, but we were able to call early this morning and find out that they had gone back to the mission station instead due to a vehicle problem.
Saturday, July 16, 2005, Final Clinic
We set up our final clinic at Makoli today, and for the first time in Zambia Medical Mission history set up within sight of a tar-road. We work side-by-side, the Zambian volunteers and the US and Canadian volunteers, and we make lasting friendships. It is sometimes difficult to say goodbye.
On behalf of our entire team, I want to say thank you to all of you who follow our progress, lift us up in prayer, and provide funds for medicine, Bibles, or transportation. You cannot fully know how much we appreciate you. May we give God all the glory for any good thing that has or will come of this effort.
These are excerpts from Dr. Massingillís reports on the website www.zmm2005.blogspot.com..
Thursday, July 21, 2005
David and I (Linda Gregerson) worked in the spiritual counseling area. David went out and preached to the crowds as they waited in line. I taught classes for young women. Both of us conducted individual studies with people who came to the spiritual counseling area for prayer and Bible study. This year David and I were determined to keep better track of how many people we studied with and how many of them were baptized. I managed to keep a pretty accurate tally for about a day and a half. We were swamped with people who wanted to study and pray. Keeping up with numbers just became impossible, although one of the Zambians did keep track of the baptisms that occurred. After seven days of clinics, we had 202 people who committed themselves to Christ in baptism.
Excerpt from www.zambiamisssion.org. (The Gregersons have moved to Zambia and plan to teach and work with the Namwianga Mission for five years. SJ)