After months of waiting and having to purchase meds bit by bit, we received our big pharmacy order from Holland. Never mind that it came in two different truckloads, one arriving at 7:30 PM! and the next one at 10PM!!! The truckers had to travel a full day’s drive from the depot where they unload the ocean shipped containers. The bigger truck decided to wait overnight, but then it rained, almost all day. Here in C.A.R., if it rains, the rain barriers get put across the road. It’s a good thing, the rain barrier, because our roads are plain old dirt that turn into plain old mud when it rains. Small trucks are supposed to wait for 2 hours after the rain stops before proceeding, but the bigger trucks need to wait 6 hours. Mathias, the young man in the photo, is in charge of the central pharmacy, and he is a good sport about weird hours. Actually, today, he hopped on a motorcycle to travel 2.5 hours east to pick up some refrigerated meds that arrived in the capital city 2 weeks ago. Thankfully we have agents there who kept the meds in the fridge during that time, and then we had some Wycliffe missionary friends who were coming our way who were willing to bring a cooler with the meds as far as their city, which is where Mathias is going today. Sounds complicated, eh? We are thankful for phones and email and willing friends and a place to order meds!
Here’s Mathias back from B’ti, with the meds in the cooler behind him. Looks like a tight squeeze – they spent at least 7 hours in that position today! Bless them!