Showing posts from 2019

Rain, beautiful rain!

Well things have quieted down a bit in the country.Still no buses moving in our area and a few Kombis.This has kept our patient load down a lot, bringing in only the most serious patients.Many are coming in Scotch Carts or paying someone with a private car to bring them.
This last week we have had lots of rain in our area which has been great.Some of the maize might be saved in our area.We have enjoyed rain every day since last weekend and cloudy skies which helps keep the land wetter.Keep praying for rain!The southern part of the country will have drought this year.With the bad economic times in the country this means many will be without food.
This week I had 3 young college graduates join me here.Claire, is from Illinois and has been accepted into a Physician’s Assistant program in Boston that starts this fall.She was here in Jan-Feb 2018 and decided to come and join us again before she starts school.  She is here for 5 weeks.
Elliot and Serva are recent graduates of University of Was…

Tense times in Zimbabwe

Sorry it has been a month since I have written anything.   A month is almost gone from 2019! Life has been busy and interesting. We celebrated New Years Eve at Batanai by having a band come and play music and hold a church service until midnight!  We didn't tell anyone but people were on the road waiting for something to happen!  We started the music and over 200 people came!  Then we showed movies and sang and danced the whole night to welcome in 2019!  At 6 a.m. we served tea and bread (there had been a shortage of bread over Christmas so we had been saving to have enough for NY Day!).  People had a great time and especially lots of kids came. We gave out sweets to all the kids the next morning!  We rested the whole day and then a heavy rain came as we headed for home and work the next day! On the weekend of January 11-13, Major and his wife and son Michael and I travelled to Juliasdale (3 hours East of Harare) into the mountains to attend the Memorial Service for my friend, Glady…