OMS Outreach Jan-Apr 2013 - Page 12

Compassion of By Greg Carlson, Church Multiplication Facilitator, Every Community for Christ Snapshots My turn never came. I was 16 and eager to keep watch for an hour in the night with a Honduran friend over a sick little girl, struggling for her life. The medical mission team had organized shifts to alert my dad if the child’s fragile condition threatened her survival in the night. When she died, sadness and despair hung over her father and our temporary clinic. I watched Dad closely, wondering at his physician’s ability to press on without betraying the emotion that certainly pierced him. His participation in missions revealed his compassionate nature to me in practical ways and developed a picture of him I would not have easily discovered otherwise. For example, in 2005, a Men for Missions medical team traveled to South Asia, where Dad encountered a man facing cancer with no medical care. Fr ΥΝΡΙ…Ρ•‰•…ΥΝ”‘”­Ή•άΡ‘•Ι”έ…́Ή½Ρ‘₯Ήœ‘”½Υ±‘Ό°…Ρ‘½Υ‘Ё½˜‘₯́½έΈΑɕ͍Ι₯ΑΡ₯½Έ™½ΘΡ‘”­Ή•”Α…₯Έ‘”•Ή‘ΥΙ•Έ!”Ρ‘½Υ‘Π°ƒŠqQ‘”½Ή±δΡ‘₯Ήœ$…Έ‘Ό™½ΘΡ‘₯́‘ε₯Ήœ΅…Έ₯́₯Ω”‘₯΄΅δ½έΈ΅•‘₯₯Ή”ΡΌ΅…­”‘₯΄½΅™½ΙΡ…‰±”»ŠtMΌ°‘”…Ω”‘₯΄Ρ‘”έ‘½±”‰½ΡΡ±”Έ]”‘₯‘»ŠeЁ­Ή½ά‘½ά΅Υ …Ή••‘•Ρ‘…Ё΅•‘₯…Ρ₯½Έ©ΥΝЁѼ‰”…‰±”ΡΌ­••ΐέ…±­₯Ήœέ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁΑ…₯ΈΈ!₯́½΅Α…ΝΝ₯½ΈΥɝ•‘₯΄ΡΌ…Ρ₯½ΈΈΥΙ₯ΉœΡ‘”Ν…΅”΅₯Ή₯ΝΡΙδΡΙ₯ΐ°‘₯±‘Ι•Έ₯Έ…Έ½ΙΑ‘…Ή…”Ρ‘Ι½Ή•…Ι½ΥΉ……Ή‘₯́ѕ…΅΅…ѕ́ͼΡ₯‘Ρ±δΡ‘”΅•Έ½Υ±‘»ŠeЁ•Ω•Έ΅½Ω”ΈQΌΡ‘•₯ȁ©½δ°Ρ‘”‘½Ρ½Ί±•…ΙΉ•₯˜Ρ‘•δΝ‘½ΥΡ•°ƒŠq!…±±•±Υ©… ‡Št…±°Ρ‘”‘₯±‘Ι•Έέ½Υ±Ι•ΝΑ½Ή°Ι…₯Ν₯ΉœΡ‘•₯ȁ‘…Ή‘́₯ΈΡ‘”…₯ȁѼΝ‘½ΥЁ‰…¬°ƒŠq!…±±•±Υ©… ‡Št%ΈΡ‘…Ё΅½΅•ΉΠ°Ρ‘•δ½Υ±ΕΥ₯­±δΝ±₯ΐΡ‘ɽ՝ Ρ‘”Ι½έ½˜‘₯±‘Ι•ΈΈQ‘”Α…Νѽȁ…Ё…“Šé™ΥΉ•Ι…°Ν‘…Ι•Ρ‘₯́…Ή•‘½Ρ”…Ή₯ΉΩ₯Ρ•ΎѼΙ…₯Ν”½Υȁ‘…Ή‘Μ°Ν‘½ΥΡ₯Ήœ°ƒŠq!…±±•±Υ©… ‡Št…Ή$₯΅…₯Ή•‘₯́₯Ή‘•ΝΙ₯‰…‰±”©½δ…́‘”Ν±₯ΑΑ•Ρ‘ɽ՝ Ρ‘”Ι½έ₯ΉΡΌ‘•…Ω•ΈΈ…‘•Ι₯Ω•Ι•…Ё©½δ™Ι½΄Ρ½Υ‘₯ΉœΑ…Ρ₯•ΉΡ́…Ή₯ΉΡ•Ι…Ρ₯Ήœέ₯Ρ ‘₯±‘Ι•Έ°…Ή‘₯́Α…ΙΡΉ•ΙΝ‘₯ΐέ₯Ρ =5L…±±½έ•‘₯΄ΡΌΡ½Υ Ρ‘”έ½Ι±έ₯Ρ ‘₯́‘•…ΙЁ½˜½΅Α…ΝΝ₯½ΈΈ)Α‘½ΡΌ°Ρ½ΐθΘΈ…Ω₯ …Ι±Ν½Έ°Ι•ŸŠé‘…°ΝΥΙΙ½ΥΉ‘•‰δ‘₯±‘Ι•Έ₯Έ…Έ½ΙΑ‘…Ή…”½Έ½Ή”½˜‘₯́΅₯Ή₯ΝΡΙδΡΙ₯Ά™Ι…΅•Α‘½ΡΌθ…Ω₯ …Ι±Ν½Έ₯ΈM½ΥΡ Ν₯„((ΔΘ((0