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Getting ready to go to USA

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It has been a busy last 2 weeks as I prepare to go to the US for 4 months.All the things I need to do to get my house ready to be gone and my work ready to be gone can be quite overwhelming.Many people must do the many jobs I do each day.To keep a hospital running can be quite a job!We had visitors last week starting on Tuesday the 13th when Janice and Faye Rosevit, song evangelists from Colorado Springs, CO came to visit.They were last here in 1985!They remembered meeting me when they arrived on the 4th of July and I was wearing Red-White and Blue.They had also been here in 1969 and 1972.They did a concert for us on Tuesday night and then devotions at the hospital on Wednesday morning and then another concert on Wednesday night.On Wednesday night we had other church choirs join to present music too.Our chapel was full of people and all appreciated their singing—they do lots of Shona songs!They left on Thursday to continue their trip to Zambia, Cairo, Egypt and Norway.We told them not…

Busy July and welcome August 2019

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It has been a very busy month with limited electricity and lots of work, so I finally have a minute to sit down and catch everyone up!
On July 12th we welcomed 3 last year medical students from Norwich, UK.Sophie Edmonds, Naomi and Dhiviya.We welcomed them into our family and the fit in so well.They got started at the hospital and on the 14th we sadly said good by to Dr. Derek, Mrs. Jo and Tyler and Emma Taniguchi who had been with us for 2 weeks.We enjoyed their time and help with us.
On July 16th we welcomed a new group of Larry and Cheri Gail with their sons Ethan (16) and Eli (9) and their niece, Kalin Marino (from Ohio) and neighbour Claire Hodges (sophomore at UW).Six new people and our 3 medical students, added to a large gathering at mealtime, with lots of fun!
We kept everyone busy doing Immunization clinics, unpacking boxes from our newest container, organizing Major’s cupboards and helping with vital signs.Even Eli, who is 9 years old did Blood Pressures in our outpatient depa…