We had another amazing day, very much outside our comfort zone, but yet full of blessings. We visited Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying, a home for 150 or so patients with diseases such as malaria, TB, cancer, AIDS… Not everyone is dying at this very moment, but they are all ill and receiving treatment. Knowing how to approach the patients and starting to feel at ease was a hard experience for most missionaries, but each one of them found the way to do it: playing chess or cards, painting a woman’s nails, giving her a massage with lotion, coloring or chatting (English – Creole)… we discovered that love is a universal language with no barriers. At the end of the day we visited the four women’s dorms and sang for them and prayed with them; this was a powerful and beautiful experience. We’ll be doing the same in the men’s dorms on Sunday.
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