On Thursday a neighbor came over holding his hand. He had a very deep cut from a machete accident and needed first aid. I silently gasped when I saw he had wrapped it in a dirty old t-shirt! I quickly got our gauze, iodine and rubber gloves. When I told him he needed to go the med center for stitches, he jumped back and said, “That will surely cost a lot of money.”
He was adamant about not going to the doctor, so we’ve been dressing his wound for the past three days. This man has no first aid supplies and I’m thankful he thought to come to us for help. We can’t force him to get medical attention, but at least we’re keeping it from infection. Ya never know what hat you'll be asked to wear on the mission field!