Shaking hands; Calloused hands, Dirty hands, Sweaty hands, Holding hands, Loving hands, Serving hands... His healing hands.
It is HIS hands that have held and healed as students served in clinic today. Each taking hold of dirty, sweaty, hurting hands and allowing His Spirit to bring healing to their hurts. Today, many Muslims gave their life to Christ as students re-presented the gospel in triage, in injections, in pharmacy, and in exams. It was amazing. His presence came as students boldly asked patients if they wanted prayer but ALSO, if they wanted to know Jesus personally. Despite the intimidation of the lostness in their patients' eyes, students persisted in prayer and searching for ways to build a bridge to the gospel.
One moment today that showed God’s amazing timing was in injections. A student that was struggling with feeling useful today was moved to injections for part of the clinic. No one knew she was struggling, but later she shared with everyone how much a certain encounter had encouraged her, and showed her how Jesus arranges even our clinic assignments.
As a widowed refugee came through the clinic, she instantly began to share how she was struggling with telling her son that her husband had died. He had died several years before, but her son was very young at the time and she did not tell him; she had come to realize she must now tell now that his father had died. Fearful he would reject her for lying and would not understand why she did not tell him before, she asked us to pray for her. The student who volunteered to be in injections had also asked to be the next to share the gospel with whoever came through the line. Little did she know, she was about to experience a divine encounter, as God had arranged a situation that hit very close to home for her, one that she would be able to easily pray for and later share. This student had lost her own father a few years ago, so when the patient began to share her heart, the student instantly felt the pain she knew the patient's son would feel.
It reminded us of 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 “The God of ALL comforts, Who comforts us in our affliction, so we can comfort those that are being afflicted with the same comfort we have received from God....”
Please continue to pray as we engage in our last clinic day tomorrow that hearts are transformed by the Gospel.
Pray that His hands will heal through our serving hands.
Pray also that the walls of Islam will fall, darkness will be pushed back, and souls will be saved.