In case you're wondering, we have been doing medical trips up to the mountains the past couple of months and the truck is running great. It's about a 8 or 6 hour trip down to the village depending on which way you go (it's only 6 hours to go the back way, but we've been told you shouldn't do it late at night due to the possibility of bandits felling a tree across the road and robbing you).
This past week's trip was very fun and very wet. Usually rainy season is just starting this time of the year, but this year it has hit early and so our whole trip was done in the rain. On our way into the village we came across a huge tree across the road vainly trying to pull it out of the way with our truck (I snapped my rope) a villager told us they already had someone coming with a saw. I guess they didn't have much going on and figured it would be fun to watch me try lol.
We are currently doing our trips to the village where Maria and I used to do medical work back four or five years ago. Although the road as improved slightly since then it is still quite a challenge during rainy season, and the village still has no medical care. Our last couple of trips we've treated between 30 and 40 patients each time with the normal ailments of cough, pneumonia, boils, infections, STDs, and of course the most common general malaise.
We were kind of out of practice the first couple trips and didn't bring all the medicines that we needed but we're starting to get a system down. Of course back in the day we were kind of limited to what we could bring up in the backpack but now with the truck we're trying to figure out good ways to transport all the medicine we need, and also keep it neatly organized so we can find it when we need it.
In other news the kids are growing like crazy. Mercy is starting to crawl around and loves playing with her brothers. We're not really used to having a girl baby around and she seems so much aware of her surroundings that her brothers when they were her age.
We are wanting to start making videos of our trips, but so far that hasn't quite happened mainly to all the USB ports going out on my laptop so I have no way to upload videos. We do have pictures though, so hopefully within the next couple we'll get some up of our last few trips.
God is BIGGER!