While the surgeon Jean-Louis was in Obenge the boat came up river with the vaccination team and the vaccines. In a country where many villages have no medical facilities and where even villages with a dispensary have no refrigeration, this is critical.
Vaccination coverage of the Congo population is still spotty. The consequences are evident in the prevalence of polio victims everywhere in Congo, some still quite young. But most of these, by far the vast majority, are not beggars. They are lame and crippled, but have discovered how to provide for themselves and often for a family.
John was amazed to find this true well up the Lomami.
“I have neither silver nor gold, but I will give you what I have…” Acts 3:6
So the Apostle Peter said to a lame man begging at the Beautiful Gate, a temple entrance…
So the Lomami River gives what it has …..