Jungle Doctors

This was the first time on the mission field for medical doctors, Mitch and Sue. They had brought along their small children to live in this remote jungle serving tribal people.

It was the end of their first week when they heard a commotion outside. One of the local men came running into the village yelling for help. Behind him was a crowd of angry men chasing him with machetes.

He ran for refuge, begging for help, to the home of an older missionary couple who lived next door. The missionary opened his door and let him in while the crowd of angry men shouted from outside.  The older missionary stood on his porch and listened. He calmly asked questions. He listened. The crowd became calm and then quiet. The missionary spoke gently and then he prayed for them. They soon dispersed peacefully.

Later the victim, still unharmed, walked home. Mitch and Sue had been watching and praying from their window.  Now they began praising God.

Later Mitch talked with his neighbor,  “I’m not so sure I could have calmed such an angry crowd.”

His neighbor said, “Some things we can’t do on our own. We have to trust God.  He did it for me and He will do it for you.”


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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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2 Responses to Jungle Doctors

  1. Susan Lehman says:

    How inspiring. God is with us where ever we go. On a mission trip to Belarus I had in my group a teacher of teachers and she clearly resented that teachers from the United States had come to teach the teachers there how to teach morals and ethics using the Jesus film. She was a leader and dominated the group. No one else would give any opinions or questions because she intimidated them. This went on for two days and I had no idea how to change it. That night I cried and begged God to take over because I couldn’t do it. In the morning I dreaded showing up to the group. When I did, God had been at work. This lady was polite and called me “teacher,” looked me in the eyes and asked questions. That lead the others to ask questions and to speak up. The last two days were beautiful and God was glorified. Tradition called for the exchange of gifts on the last day and that lady hadn’t realized it was the last day. She hunted me down that night and brought me gifts at 10 pm with a thank you. We still write and that was in 1997. God is wonderful and He has our backs. Praise be to God.

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