Message from Lynn Leitch
This morning we visited the blanket factory in Repalle. Dee explained that some of the people there are earning about a dollar a day!! It’s hard work in hot conditions. One lady had her baby with her, tied between 2 looms in a hammock, as she worked. They were so grateful for our visit and were happy to show us what they do. Of course, we all bought some blankets as this helps to keep them in work.
After this, Dee took us on a tour of the local hospital, a ‘private’ clinic (not what you imagine) and an eye clinic. If you saw these places, you would never complain about our NHS ever again! She wanted us to see that what the medical team does at IREF is so worthwhile because this would be the alternative!
Tonight we took the clinic out to a CDC in Penamudi. The kids were really cute but not so willing to have teeth out! Most of them had parents with them and the place was buzzing with the noise of chatting and crying!! The optician proved very popular once again. I think the entire village came to see him! The leaders there said we had ‘shown the love of Jesus’ by coming.
Pray for the workers in the factory. They said they heard the gospel messages throughout last week as they worked. Pray that they heard something that made them think. Pray also for the families in Penamudi. IREF are teaching the kids the word so pray that they respond and go home and tell their families. Pray that what we did tonight will have been of benefit to the people there.