Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to my man!

  Clint and I here in Paraguay

Today is Yekwanaman's birthday.  Jayde just finished a yellow cake with chocolate cream cheese icing which we will enjoy later on. Join me in celebrating his life of service!

Your WALK talks louder then your TALK talks. My husband preaches a good sermon, he preaches in 3 languages, but among the tribe, his life of service was the best sermon ever!

 Spending time in the round house with the elders. This is Chief Bertico

I’d rather see a sermon . . .
then hear one any day.
I’d rather you would walk with me,
than merely tell the way!
The eye’s a better pupil,
and more convincing than the ear.
Your words may be confusing,
but example’s always clear!
I’d rather learn my lessons
by observing how it’s done,
Conversation might be easy,
but your tongue too fast may run!
I may not fully understand
the fine advice you give,
But there’s no misunderstanding
how you act or how you live!

Here is my husband taking care of an asthmatic woman and giving medicine to a sick toddler.

Cooking soup for the village.

Pulling a bad tooth.

Visiting a village to provide needed medical attention and sharing the gospel. Made friends with the chief.

Delivering Bibles in the Ye'kwana language.

Teaching the Old Testament to Indian church leaders and pastors.

Making sure medical emergency patients were flown to town for treatment we could not provide in the village.

Removing stitches from a child's arm.

Hanging out and being part of their lives. In this case, getting ready to go hunting.


Betty said...

You are proud of him, I can tell. He´s a great servant.
Happy birthday to Clint!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Leatherneck ... but I can see from the photographs you are far more than that. I would like to hear more about your medical training one day.

Semper Fi


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you Clint... Hope it was a great one... This is also my wife and I's 44th anniversary. Thank you for your service to our Lord and Saviour. and the wonderful walking, talking witness, that you are... an open bible in the flesh... Thank you again. and yes I agree with Sempter FI would like to hear more of how you came to be a Jungle Doctor...

Don, Penless writers friend..

Z said...

How much medical training does Clint have? Boy, is HE a man who puts his talents to work...God bless him and you and your whole

GutsyWriter said...

Wow! He can do it all. Happy birthday. Loved seeing all the photos with the text.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your husband. It's odd, your husband has that indian name, Yekwanaman. My father in law, who was a missionary in Africa, was called Meggida, which means roughly "Big Man" or "Boss."

Miss Footloose said...

Happy Birthday to your man! A very nice post, showing him off. It's a wonderful feeling to be proud of your husband, about who he is and what he does -- I know!

Anonymous said...

Happy (belated) Birthday!