Today is the day set apart to enjoy a tour of the newly opened game park and a lunch in a real restaurant but even on “a day off” there are things that have to be done and visiting a woman who got saved during soul winning is a case in point. While John was leading a group to the Lord one of the woman present asked if now that she was saved would it be alright if she asked John to pray for her health, John said yes and then asked what was the problem. The woman showed him a wound on her lower leg and asked him to pray. When we all got back to the SUV at the appointed time John mentioned to me about the woman and said he was going back Saturday morning to clean and care for her wound. I said I would go with him, he said he was hoping I would say that.
One Saturday morning we got up early(0500) dressed and left the house and picked up James to interpret for us. We met him at 0600 at a well known trade center and got to the village of Ozomba in the district of Thyolo at 0700, met with the chief and the pastor and went to the house and started treatment, this was one ugly wound, swollen and full of infection. We gloved up and started to clean away the top section of crust and came to the real mess that needed cleaning out, much hydrogen peroxide and soaking later we got to raw meat and clean edges where we could see healthy tissue. We applied antibiotic cream and a clean dressing, proscribed 10 days of oral medication and clear instruction on how to clean and treat the wound till John can return and follow up. Then is was a mad dash to get home by 0900 and have breakfast with the family and start our adventure for the day.
Please pray for this young woman that what we did helped and did no harm and that she heal and give praise to the Lord.