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Gary and Patty LeDonne left on the 9th of May for the US after a quick 2 1/2 week visit with us.  We enjoyed their time here and thank them for their service on our Chidamoyo board. On the 12th of May we had 10 Zimbabwe Christian College final year students and one teacher who came for 4 days with us to learn counseling skills and how to minister to ill patients.  We have been doing this for 25 years and have been happy to teach many ministers how to minister to sick patients. Dr. Megan Fitzpatrick finished up her research project with us on Friday morning.  There is still some more work to be done but she unfortunately has to return to her residency at Stanford.  We will miss her and Matt being around after being with us for the past year.  She has a lot of exciting results to write up and her project will help change some important views on HPV and cancer in rural African women.  Many lives will be saved because of this important research. We were happy to be apart of it. Major'…

Holiday, more visitors and women's church conference

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We started this week with a holiday on May 1st (Worker's Day) and Patty, Gary and I got home in time to welcome Dr. Megan and partner Matt back for more work at Chidamoyo.  We put Matt to work on Megan's project and also between that helping us with some computer and office work for the week.  He left this morning for a 5 day canoe trip down the Zambezi river!  We hope he comes back with all his body parts and no angry hippos or croc stories! We had two other visitors arriving on May 1 but one had to wait because he needed a new passport and one got delayed coming out of London.  So early on Wednesday morning ( 1 a.m.) we welcomed Chloe Biss and early on Friday morning (12:30 a.m.) we welcomed Andy Brown.  Both starting 5th year Medical School in Birmingham, UK. Tthey are here for their elective until the end of the month.  Andy scrubbed in on a C/Section yesterday and today they are delivering babies! Friday morning we bid goodbye to Patty and Gary at devotions as they are l…

Visitors, Ministers Retreat, a Visit to Batanai

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On the 20th of April Patty and Gary LeDonne  from my home church in Sebastopol, CA arrived to spend 2 1/2 weeks with us.  Unfortunately the night they arrived they spent the night in Harare at my townhouse and they got robbed during the night.  We lost all our cash for our Ministers Retreat.  The robbers had broken in the back door and took all the money out of their backpacks.  Nothing else was lost and no one was hurt so we were happy for that. Within 2 hours of hearing about the loss in the US a family donated all the money to be replaced so that we could have our ministers retreat. It was such a blessing to us.   Finally after lots of police reports they were able to leave on Friday afternoon and arrived here Friday night at 9 p.m. for dinner.  They were totally exhausted as no one had slept since 2 a.m. when the robbery occurred. One funny thing that came out of it was that when Major was awaken by Patty to tell him about the robbery he grabbed his shirt and forgot to grab his p…