This little Nomad boy, Younouss, had a tumor of his tongue.
It was unsightly when he opened his mouth. When I first saw him in surgery clinic his father wanted to haggle over our surgery fee.
Though I thought our charge of $50 was reasonable since he would have general anesthesia and the procedure would be performed in the OR, I did the operation for $35.
The father was not pleased as he wanted it done for $15!
Younouss was very brave and had almost no pain during or after the surgery.
The result was excellent. I expect the tumor to be benign. It was sent to the USA for a pathological exam. This is a free service for our patients provided by believers (the pathologists in SC and FL).
The father seemed very pleased. I was caught off guard when he told me now he wanted to give me a mother camel with a baby at her side!
I was told this would be a gift worth at least 500,000 cfas. What a difference in attitude?
I gently explained that I have no place for camels but I would accept the camels. I then, with Pastor Bernard as a witness, gave the animals to Younouss.
Both Younouss and his dad seemed to like this deal.
Though Bernard and I told the father how to be saved in front of Younouss in the clinic a few days ago, Bernard also followed up here.
I would label this family as “interested.” We will arrange to follow up where they are camped out through our data bank of missionary colleagues.