It's the end of another long and good day. I asked the people in my van what I should report tonight. Here are a couple of things.
It's more challenging working in Yaounde, because French is the trade language here. But we had excellent translators in several studed former students from Rain Forest International School. The school is run by several missions organizations in Yaounde. Many of the students are missionary kids, and there are also national students.
Another challenge here is the heat and the travel stomachs that a few have developed. We're all coping pretty well though. So THANKS for praying.
Some chairs are fitted quickly, others take hours. Children's chairs are particularly challenging. A therapist could explain that more precisely. But from a layman's viewpoint, I'd say it's largely because most of the children are there with birth defects or very early illnesses that have more over-all physical effect than for many of the adults. Still, no matter how long the wait is, each mother and child wait with amazing patience.
As the second--and last--vanful of people waited for the last chair to be done, the pastors and other counselors began singing and dancing and using empty water bottles against their hands for percussion. One by one, several of the American team members joined in to praise the Lord in ways that most had not done before.
I hope to post a video when I get home and have faster internet. I'm sorry I haven't been able to post any pictures, but that's the problem. There'll be lots to see later.