Sunday in Suva

Meeting with GIFT doctors--Dr. Joe and Dr. Eric. Dr. Joe is Permanent Secretary for Social Services in Fiji, and Dr. Eric is Dep. Secretary for Health for the nation. Both are committed Christians and both are good friends of Teach Us to Pray.

Meeting with GIFT doctors–Dr. Joe and Dr. Eric. Dr. Joe is Permanent Secretary for Social Services in Fiji, and Dr. Eric is Dep. Secretary for Health for the nation. Both are committed Christians and both are good friends of Teach Us to Pray.

I’ve now spent three full days in Suva meeting with various ministry partners and doing some shopping for items I can only get here. I’ve met with everyone I needed to meet except for one friend involved in prison ministry. We’ve been in contact by email, but seems his schedule might not allow a face-to-face during this trip.

The computers and Biblical software I brought for our GIFT doctors are now at their center and are operational, except for one computer I left here last February. An IT person will help get the software downloaded and installed since the wireless connection we had access to was not fast enough to do the job. The files are massive. Once installed, updates are fairly quick. The doctors were so very thankful for the equipment and programs. They now have access to over $4,000 worth of commentaries, Bibles and other resource materials. What a blessing as they plan and manage their medical outreaches over the months and years to come.

In a few minutes I’m off to church and lunch. Very early tomorrow morning the ferry from Savusavu will bring Aisake and Carl to Suva and we will catch a bus down to Sigatoka where the next phase of our adventure continues. We will be checking into the beekeeping project in Lomawai and either doing more training there or we will be moving the assets to Labasa where they can be better utilized. This will be a very delicate and complex process. Appreciate your prayers that all goes well.

On the health front, my respiratory problems are almost all cleared up. Since I have not heard anything from the throat swab and other tests, I was told there was no finding of anything requiring further treatment. However, I am now dealing with a kidney stone and UTI, taking Bactrim as of yesterday.

Please keep praying for complete health for our team during our remaining time in Fiji. We leave on Monday, Sept 14 and have to have everything ship shape before we go.

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