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Saying good-bye and saying hello

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Julia had a great few days in Victoria Falls before flying home to Brisbane, Australia on the 9th of February.  We thank her for her work and help while here. Michael Mereki also headed to Midrand, South Africa to start a new term of school on the 10th of February.  He is enjoying his studies and is half way through, having finished 2 years and starting his 3rd now.  We thank him for being our driver and clerk at the hospital during his vacation time from school! On the 5th of February we were joined by 5 final year Ohio State University Medical students who chose to do an elective here.  We had Sam, Muneeb, Seema, Sophia and Kate.  They are with us until the end of the month when they will do some traveling to Victoria Falls before leaving.  Next week they go to Rhino Camp with Major for 2 nights to see some animals! We have been keeping them busy at the hospital and they have gone out on our outreach teams and with Megan in collecting her field samples for her research.  Megan has …

New visitor, weekend at Batanai and Surgeons came, saying goodbye to Julia

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On Saturday the 14th Julia Peacock from Brisbane, Australia arrived as our visitor for 1 month.  She is a nurse who works as an Operating Nurse.  She is here on her vacation time to work with us. On Monday Dr. Megan Fitzpatrick from Stanford University arrived to start her research project and will be with us for several weeks in the next few weeks as she is data collecting. On Friday night at prayer time we celebrated that Carolyn Mereki passed her A levels with 7 points.  We took time to thank God and sing and dance. On Saturday the 21st it was our support group for our older AIDS kids.  We also have a group for their caregivers.  We had a time of questions and answers and then served tea, hard boiled eggs and bread and biscuits for them to take home.   They really look forward to this time and it is so exciting to see the kids as they have grown up on medication to keep them alive and they are doing well. Saturday afternoon I took Julia and Megan to Major's and my village to s…