Two by Two

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Submitted by Sue Shaffer, Director of Children's Ministries at The Church in Central

And no, this isn’t a story about Noah and the Ark.

In teams of two, we were dropped off by the medical boat on the muddy bank of a village that we had never been before.  Our mission:  vaccinate as many people as possible in only one day.

My partner and I were armed with a Styrofoam ice chest full of various vaccines, a chicken, kilo of beans, rice, farinha, and a can of cooking oil.  We were to offer the food as a gift and exchange for letting us hang our hammocks in their kitchen, or porch or where ever they told us we could sleep for the night. 

After a long hot day of giving shots to as many as would come, we packed our hammocks and empty ice chest and walked the jungle trail back down to the river bank to wait on the boat that was to pick us up and take us home. We felt good.  We probably saved some lives that day by preventing some horrible diseases. Doing something for others always makes you feel better.

The Bible says in Galations, “Let’s not get tired of doing good, at just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

You can’t harvest if you don’t plant.  So let’s all get busy and plant some seeds of goodness for others. 


Sue Shaffer

the Church in

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