Living in a place my body didn’t grow up leads to bi-monthly battles with my tummy. Friday I woke up and the battle had started. Normally it’s no problem, as I’m in town. However we had promised and planned for weeks to help setup the new village with our family here. I was their ride. So we went and they saw I was hurting and going to the bush often with toilet paper. lol (Hang with me there is a point to this story).
One of the guys asked if I would be willing to try something from the bush they knew would help. I guess they thought I wouldn’t but when I said yep they immediately went to the bush and brought back a root. I asked what it was and Daqm showed me how to eat it. You take the bark and start chewing. Immediately all the moisture in your mouth disappears and it is very very bitter. But you keep on chewing and swallow the juice. You chew it like gum for about 15 minutes. After 2 “treatments” within hours I was doing better and within 12 hrs totally cured from something that normally takes 2 days.
I was reminded of God’s abundance and how He has given us everything we need to live. In our world today we have lost touch with the land and it’s healing within. Most remedies are synthetic, but to be taken back to a simpler time was refreshing. These people we live with truly are amazing.
The weekend was capped off with “church” under a tree out in the bush. And we saw a few elephants nearby. God is moving in their hearts as we all shared as Jesus followers how we struggle to keep our eyes upward when others do you harm.