Thursday, December 20, 2012
Quote of the Day: “When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” ― C.S. Lewis
A local doctor came by today to ask me to help him with a diabetes blood test kit. His aunt is having trouble and he found a kit that needed strips, batteries, and lancet needles. I was able to give him a new one that was complete but only had enough test strips for a month or so. Still, we can order more strips from the U.S. He couldn't have been more grateful. Stuff that is available at every pharmacy in the United States can't be had for love nor money here. Diabetes is a real problem here, too, but the people don't have the money to buy all the paraphernalia to go with it, so nobody will import it. Anyone who is going on a mission trip to any third world country could save some lives if they took a few of those kits with them. The doctors know what to do with them--they just can't get them. It is so sad to see over and over how many suffer because of geography alone. Hand sanitizer, cold medicine, cough drops, and the list goes on and on. I grew up knowing that almost anything I needed could be bought at a nearby store at almost any hour. Here, if something goes wrong during the night, it's not safe to even travel to the hospital till the morning. It's hard to know how good you have it until you live for a while without it. Keep us in your prayers, we always need them.