Opening day of the Jewish Voice Ministries (JVMI) Enfranz, Ethiopia, Medical Clinic saw an estimated 3,000‒4,000 people in line. We opened for a half-day on Sunday after spending the morning finishing the Clinic set-up. We were able to treat about 500 people in the short, first day.
Some of the people receiving care at the Clinic have told us stories of persecution. Because they are Jewish or Jewish Believers in Yeshua (Jesus), they are rejected, beaten and distrusted. A common superstition is that people believe Jewish people have “the evil eye,” abilities to curse or cause bad things to happen. For this reason, many are considered to be liars and are shunned and disbelieved in whatever they say.
Please pray for the Jewish people in the Enfranz, Ethiopia area as well as those they live among. When Jewish Voice brings no-cost medical care to a location, the entire community benefits and the people see that they have received a blessing because of the Jewish people living among them. In this way, we see anti-Semitism in the region begin to dismantle.
Monday, May 28, 2018
The Line Management teams on JVMI Medical Outreaches work to ensure efficient lines. We had so many people in line on Monday that our team had to create an overflow area, shown below. If you look closely in the photo, you can see many people who found shade among the trees.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The nursing station was bustling today as they helped a large number patients. One woman was given fluids for dehydration. The nurses were so busy that our photographer couldn’t even find out about the others he saw there. Meanwhile, thousands of people waited outside the gates, eager for their turn to enter the Clinic and receive medical, dental or eye care.
This afternoon was the first rain the team had seen in Enfranz despite a forecast that had predicted rain every day during the Outreach. It was just a sprinkle at the end of the day, but when the team left the Clinic, a massive storm cloud came through behind the campsite.