Today was the South Team’s second day of the clinic in Sisian. We started the day even earlier than before at 6:20 am for a morning run to a beautiful church overlooking the countryside, followed by breakfast at our hotel. Worship leader, Allison Phillips, introduced us to a new word meant to guide us during our work at the clinic: joy. Nehemiah 8:10 says, “This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” We discussed the importance of being not only willing to help others, but to do so with excitement and genuine happiness.
During our church service, Dr. Ruth shared her testimony, recounting how she came to Christ and her upbringing, and how that led her to become a doctor. We were blessed to have cared for 119 patients today and we thank the Lord for giving us, and especially the doctors, the necessary strength and resolve to work long and hard for the people of Sisian.
To celebrate our wonderful tour guide Gayane’s birthday, we had a celebration after dinner with a live band and Armenian dancing. It was a vibrant and enjoyable display of our cultural heritage, and a fun way to cap off an arduous day of work. Thank you!
Corrie and George Phillips