Covid-19--The world has changed

Throughout the world we are all facing big changes in our life.Many are on self-quarantine; many are staying home because their state has been put on lock-down and all of us are trying to avoid getting this flu.

It has hit Zimbabwe.We have 5 confirmed cases—1 death and 1 doctor at Harare Hospital, in Zimbabwe.They supposedly have only tested 150 people and as all of you are aware the results take 5+ days.  The tests are only available in Harare.

We have few test kits in the country, no PPE and so nurses started a country wide strike today which means most hospitals are totally shut down.Our local district hospital—which is our only other hospital in the district besides us—sent a message today to not send any patients as they were closed!With no PPE you can’t blame people who make little money stopping work.We hope it will cause some action from the government and not for them to continue to be quiet!

We do have PPE here thanks to many donations from the US that has been sent in our cont…

Back in Zimbabwe--Safe and Sound

It’s hard to believe but Major and I left from the US on the afternoon of Wednesday 12 February and arrived after 3 flights in Harare, Zimbabwe on Friday afternoon on 14 February.

All went well with only an hour delay on the plane from Johannesburg, South Africa to Harare, Zimbabwe due to a bad storm over the airport in Harare.We finally arrived in rain on and off the rest of the day.

We were met by Major’s wife and driver Clemence as well as a relative of Sylvia’s.We drove to our townhouse in Harare after stopping at a grocery store and buying some lunch and a few groceries for $850!(Rate is now 25:1 so that was $34 US).

I rested at home while Major ran around and did some things for the hospital.We went out for dinner—which cost $1,100 for 4 of us ($44)!These high prices are reminding quickly of the hyperinflation of the Zim dollar days from 2006-2009!

We spent the night in Harare, and we slept well until about 4 a.m. and then I was wide awake.Electricity came on about 10:15 p.m. and wa…

Time to leave

January has gone by in a hurry and I enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Major decided to fly back to the US to help me pack up and get home and he arrived on January 30.He arrived just in time to go out to lots of lunches and dinners.After he lost all his weight from his last visit, he is gaining again.He said he is “Carb loading for Zimbabwe!”
On February 1st Major and Sylvia and I flew down to San Bernardino to spend 2 short days with ex-Chidamoyo missionaries, Bill and Reba Harrison and their daughter Julie.They took us to a dinner and stage show on Saturday night and to church on Sunday in Redlands and then we watched the Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon with them!We did a lot of yelling, but unfortunately the 49ers lost, and we must wait for another year!!
We flew back on Monday the 3rd and then spent the rest of our time shopping, packing and eating!We are ready to go home.  The time just flew by and now we are ready to leave!
We leave in the afternoon tomorrow the (12th) …

Christmas 2019 and Happy 2020!

It has been a busy December and finally I have time to sit down and catch up everyone on news of Chidamoyo.Welcome to 2020!We all made it!

Major’s daughter, Carolyn, arrived on December 14 after finishing her finals for first semester of her sophomore year.She did very well and got all A’s and 1 B+ which she was disappointed with.She was ready to be away from studying and she slept a lot and I kept her busy with Christmas shopping and we went to a stage play, out to eat with many friends, went to a movie and spent time at Christmas with friends.

It was so nice for me to be home during Christmas—it has been a long time and I really enjoyed all the activities, decorating and outside lights.The activities at church and with family were so nice.We went looking at Christmas lights one night and visited a church who made up a little town of Bethlehem with live animals including a camel.

Carolyn and I made Christmas cookies, went in our PJs to a women’s church party for Christmas, and went with…