b Cheri LeBlanc, MD: December 2005

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Eleos is Here!

Our long awaited mobile clinic arrived today! We have been praying for this for 3 years.

Let me explain what "Eleos" means. While we were awaiting the arrival of Ele, we prayed for a name to call her instead of “mobile medical clinic”. After much searching, we found the Greek word for “merciful” as used in Matthew 9:13 (NLT) “Then he added, "Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: `I want you to be merciful; I don't want your sacrifices.' This word is “eleos”. The definition of “eleos” is to show kindness or good will towards the miserable and the afflicted (the hurting) joined with the desire to help them. It is not enough to just express feelings of good will. We need to get out of our comfortable life and do something about it. This is exactly what we plan to do with Ele.

This is Ele!

This is the exam room in the back. There are 2 exam rooms, and a central nursing area shown below.