THE ISLAND DOCTOR
A preacher on a ship is traveling over to a village on the Ivory Coast in West Africa where he is to help build a church and teach the Bible. On the way to the Ivory Coast, a storm comes and the ship is hit by waves that rock the boat back and forth. Unexpectedly the ship hits a rock putting a hole in the bottom of the boat causing water to fill and sink the ship. But the waves are so big that when they hit the ship the deck is filled with water. This weather that is experienced is hurricane weather that the ship is passing through. What happens to the ship is so catastrophic that it turns to debris. Prior to this while some of the men go to the bottom of the ship to keep water from coming in the boat, the preacher comes up on deck with the other men to help them with their situation. In doing this, the ship rocks back and forth so much knocking the preacher off the ship causes him to hit debris leaving him unconscious. Shortly after this the ship gets torn to pieces leaving what may mean the men drown to their death. The next day, a piece of the deck is floating towards a beach of the island. What's on the deck is the preacher that miraculously survived the unbeatable weather. Minutes after the deck hits the beach, the preacher wakes and thanks the Lord for saving his life. As he makes an effort to get up from the deck, he falls off into the water. He makes his way up the beach and sees that the island he landed on is a huge island. He tries to gather up his strength and walk up and down the beach to see if he sees anything. Later, after gathering branches that could be of use, he makes himself a home for the night and lays down to sleep. In the morning, he wakes to a boy crying and gets up and runs into the jungle to help this little boy. When he reaches the boy, he begins to scream. Not a sound through the branches of people coming to the boy. The preacher sees a snake that is coming towards the boy, and preacher takes off his shirt and wraps it around his knuckles. Just the snake is about to charge at the boy, the preacher grabs the snake from the tail and swings its head into a palm tree to make it unconscious and does it again to kill the snake. The preacher sees the boy look at him and then he runs off into the jungle. The preacher decides to follow him and is then led to a village. Not sure what the reaction would be seeing a white man in their village, he stands back watching through the trees. The boy goes up to one of the other boys and turns around and points to the preacher. The preacher tries to hide. Seconds later, the preacher turns around and four tribe warriors surround him with a sharp pointy sticks pointed right at his face. What happens next is the preacher is brought into the village and is thrown to the ground about to be killed. As one of the warriors is about put the pointy stick into his heart, the tribes witch screams from the distance and the pointy stick just touches the chest of the preacher. What you learn next is that the witch of the tribe has a vision of a white man who is to come and save the sick and heal those in need. Not knowing what happens next, the preacher is thrown into what looks like a cage. He stays in there for a couple of days without food but is given some water a couple times a day. Later the witch comes into the cage and grabs him by the wrist and takes him to a big hut where he sees those who are sick and injured that need help. The preacher takes away his hand and puts his hands up saying to the woman in english, "I'm not a doctor. I have very little experience." The woman grabs him by the hand again and points to the children and people who are sick and injured. Ever since that moment, the preacher becomes a doctor of the village and saves many lives. He is tested by the many people of the tribe and this strengthens his faith. He believes that the Lord allowed for the events of the ship being destroyed by the storm so that he would come to this island and be called to help save lives.
Created: Jul 29, 2010Document Media