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Happy Holidays in February!

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We like to celebrate holidays here and on Valentine’s Day I planned a special dinner for our 2 doctors and their wives and Major and his wife.They all had to dress up to come to “Sister’s restaurant”.Michael Mereki put on his suit and bow tie and was the chauffeur to pick them up to come and was the waiter for the 4 course dinner.
They had a wonderful time and the wives were all surprised that their husbands planned such a romantic dinner for them!We had butternut soup, heart jello salad, ham and scalloped potatoes and gem squash for the main course and chocolate mayonnaise cake for dessert.Then we played the Newlywed Game with them after dinner and heard some funny answers!The youngest newly married (Dr. and Mrs. Kabanzi—6 months) and the oldest newlyweds (Mr. and Mrs. Mereki—20 years) tied for most correct answers.
This is our rainy season and in February we had 13 straight days of rain here and when it rains the grass grows!We have people cut the grass with long slashers—similar to s…

Trusting Him One Day at a time!

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Have you ever had the chance to step out in faith, trusting wholly in God?As Christians we say that we walk in faith each day, but do we really do that and without feeling anxious?Today I read in my devotional:
When something in your life or thoughts makes you anxious, come to Me and talk about it.Bring Me your prayer and petition with thanksgiving saying: “Thank You, Jesus, for this opportunity to trust You more.”Though the lessons of trust that I send to you come wrapped in difficulties, the benefits, far outweigh the cost. (Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, p. 64)
We have been struggling at the hospital since last year when government funding which we count on for drugs and other essential items at the hospital, stopped in July 2012.There was no explanation except that we all know the government is broke.All the material wealth of the country seems to have disappeared into leaders pockets and there is no money for social programs.We survived by our barter system to feed our patients and …