So one of my desires has been to teach medical students. I met one of the doctors here last year and he was talking about training medical students. One 2 one works with students and I love teaching medical students or really anyone who wants to learn medicine. When I do medical camps my translators usually start seeing patients and I treat them as medical students after 4 medical camps or sooner if they are super good. I remember in my zeal to teach Trylla how to do a good physical exam on a back I made a patient who had fallen off a tree lying on a truck sit up when he didn't want to. Unknown to me he hadn't sat up in 1 month due to pain and when I forced him to do it God healed him! hehe! I didn't have to do any medical work!! I love how He works!! Anyways getting back on task.. So my new khmer teacher is a medical student. I asked her if she wanted to work with me on the chabdai project and if she wanted to learn about medicine. She was sharing one day how she can't get clinical experience because they doesn't know the right people. Medical care here is atrocious, so what better way to improve it than to train the ones who will be administering it! So I told her I would train her and her friends and this past thursday they came! We did blood pressure and pulse. They said they want to do 2, 3 hours sessions a week with me! So our next session is tomorrow at 8 am. Meaning my khmer lesson is being pushed up to 7am!!! AHHH! But I can do it. I was just searching the web and found exactly what I need to help me teach them well. In fact exactly what I wanted, I found! I love how God does that and I LOVE the internet and I love how people are so into education and put such good quality stuff on the web. So YAY! If any health care professional wants to come train let me know! And you may wonder how I will do it all, but three medical health care professionals here have already offered to help occassionally!!! YAY!!! Any ob/er/gi/familly med/ped people interested in teaching!!! Please come and do it. I am sure we can arrange intense sessions and hopefully do a medical camp with you!
As for the chabdai medical project someone has volunteered to be the medical editor and I hear she is doing an amazing job with the stuff. I was really happy with what Nolan did but he said what she is doing is way better than that!! Also, I was having difficulty finding some pictures for the curriculum and one of the rhea girls volunteeered to help me. So she not only found pics no one else could she is fixing them to meet my needs. So while I and the rest of the girls are watching a movie together, she goes upstairs and finishes her homework and then does my "homework!" I love it! It so clearly shows anyone can make a difference. A 13 year old girl is going to bless the nations because of her efforts! You are never too young!! I told her she could go on the website because this is just the beginning and her sister heard it and wants a volunteer job too now! :) I am so bad at so many things and these girls are great with computers so I have just the task for her!! Am I blessed or what!
Next project update. So as you know I came here to start a center and maybe you have been wondering is that going to happen. I have certainly been wondering that, but yes!!! It is going to happen. So my friend Kimmy sent me a message as soon as she got back from her malaysia/singapore trip and said she was free friday to come and do outreach. Before she left I had told her that I would be doing outreach with Nolan, but because of Khmer New year our plans got ruined. And then with my trip to America that is comign up I logically told Michael we would start outreach when I returned. hehe! But God obviously had different plans and used Kimmy to give me hope that this center can take off the ground! So she came and I asked her how she wanted to do it. She looked at me shocked and a little nervous about how 2 girls were goign to go to a beer garden and order girls without looking totally weird. :) But after 30 minutes of debating and going back and forth as to whether we would do it and trying to get michael to come and do it with us, we decided to do it. We couldn't find a tuktuk and so got on a motodop. We didn't know where to do and asked him to take up to a beer garden but as he was passing them all i started to get concerned so he turned around and passed all the ones we had passed till we got to the first one. We had prayed that God lead us and have a girl ready to hear. So we get there and get off the motodop and there are girls lined up at the door sitting across from each other. I want to show love and so like a weirdo shake everyones hands as I go in. Apparently some girl said in Khmer that we were religious people who had come. We sat down and Kimmy boldly asked how much for a girl. We were told they were free so she asked for 2 :) We did a little chitchatting and then asked questions about their job. They are making $65-70/month which is as good as a garment factory or better and so I commented about how great that was and they said the money was good but they didn't like the looks they get. Some customers kiss them, fondle them and who knows what else. They said they are free to run away but of course then they get no tip. One said she was taking tailoring classes in the morning and the other said she wants to better her life but everything is too expensive. So we asked if they were interested in english and computer classes. They said they dont even know their ABC's so I said no problem and had Kimmy tell me what we have to offer them for free!!! So one of the girls was bored and jaded or maybe just scared to get excited, but the other girl had such obvious joy, she kept saying how happy she was and she got extra cards to give her friends. So we are doing our first pick up on wednesday!!!! OH my goodness!!! I am soooooo excited!!! God is soo good!!! So much to do!! The car came at the perfect time!!! It's almost ready for use! My older sister made an english curriculum and so we can start with that while we figure out what to do after basic abc's and reading and writing!! Any ideas anyone! Anyone want to volunteer teaching english! YAYAYAYY!
Lastly. I was getting a little tired of just doing curriculum work so I asked God for some people interaction. And so sunday my friend brought over a patient to consult with me about. I skipped church to to go the hospital to see another one and then yesterday my old translator called me. He had message me 1 week ago to say that his brother had a bus fall on him (yes a 45 seater bus). He was in the hospital. I have never heard him sound dejected and I knew he really wanted me to come but didn't expect I would come at 7 in the dark. So I asked the friend I was hanging out with to go with me and we went and saw the brother and gave some helpful hints and prayed with him and then talked to the patient next to him and helped them out with some encourage, prayer and medical advice and then he dropped me home.
You know in the bible it says "ask and you'll receive" and it really is that easy. Just earlier this week I was talking to God and asking about the whole center thing and before that made my request about teaching medical students know and heeh! I am just soo blessed! You know if you have ever thought you can't talk to God about something or ask him for something, I even asked for pizza when I was in Japan and He gave it to me. God cares about our every need, as insignificant as it may seem. He is the perfect parent, older brother, mother, friend all rolled up into one!!!
thanks everyone for your support and everyone wanting to help let me know what you want to do because I probably need to you to do it and every little bit counts - that is why i love the starfish story on our front page :)