Today was a long anticipated day as we were finally able to participate in medical missions as we had attempted to for the past few days. Our original plan was to start at 9 and end at noon but God stretched our endurance as we worked through lunch, seeing a total of 80 patients until 3:30pm. Around noon a small group of us had to go back to the hotel, pick up the bags and check out, so we could head back to the capital before it got dark. It was extremely humbling to see people piling in and waiting long hours to get the physical care they needed. We took the opportunity to also provide them with spiritual care, praying for each person before they left the clinic.
While parents were waiting to be seen, the rest of our group served by playing with the kids and prayer-walking in the community. It was one of the most exhausting and rewarding experiences on this trip and we can't wait to get home and share how we saw God working in the lives of people in the DR.
Our devotional today on Ephesians 6 is preparing us to put on the full armor of God as we spend our last day in country and equip ourselves for the journey back home. Looking back to the first day of this trip it's really obvious that the students have demonstrated a huge growth and are starting to understand the bigger plans that God has for them.