Friday, January 19, 2018

Waiting - The Line Forms Here

When patients arrive for our first clinic tomorrow, they will hear, “The line forms here.” In previous years it was not uncommon for there to be 200 or more people already in line waiting for the clinic to start when we arrive at the clinic site. Patiently, they wait their turn to see a doctor or dentist. 

Today, it was our turn to wait. 

There were lines everywhere we turned. Lines to check our bags; lines to go through security; lines to board the plane; lines to use the bathroom; lines to get through immigration; lines to get through customs; lines to get on the bus; lines to buy lunch… and VERY long lines to check out of Walmart. A significant portion of our day, today, was spent waiting. 

Scripture instructs us to “Wait on the Lord.” While serving here in Honduras, we will wait and watch to see what the Lord will do through us to serve His people. 

Oh, one more thing. Karina, one of the doctors on the team, is still waiting for her luggage to arrive from Atlanta. Pray that it will arrive tomorrow! Other than that, all team members and their bags arrived in good shape! 

Lord, in this land of honking horns, diesel fumes, high rises, and tin shacks, help us to see past the unfamiliar and to see the eyes and hearts of your people. Use us to bring honor and glory to you. Please do this. Pray for rest for the team as we prepare for our first clinic tomorrow.

Now, I’m just waiting for them to say its bedtime. It’s been a long day…. 😊

1 comment:

Bob Morford said...

Ugh. Sorry about the lost luggage. Praying it arrives today. So proud of all of you for braving whatever this experience brings your way. What a blessing you are to the people you're serving!