A new visitor and Happy Easter

We welcomed a new visitor on the 25th of March, Rachel Marsh.  She is from the UK and she is here to map out the mission, come up where water pipes and electrical lines are and then draw a map to help us with future planning on where to build and plan for future growth.  She is busy measuring and walking the whole mission and putting it in her computer.  She is also enjoying getting to help and observe at the hospital.  She has helped with weights at an ART clinic and watched a C/Section and a normal delivery.

Samantha continues to help at the hospital and this week scrubbed in and helped out with a C/Section.  We delivered twin girls which was fun.
The youth group went and harvested my maize field at Batanai and brought some of it back a week ago and finished it last weekend.  Just in time as this past week we have had rain almost every day.  It is now drying and we will take it off the cobb and put in bags for cornmeal for the hospital.  The youth do this as their fundraiser to go to the national youth conference each year.

We continue to barter for our services at the hospital and one afternoon I saw a goat that had come in on a bicycle to be traded!

Last night (Thursday) we started our church conference here at the meeting.  We have preaching, lessons, singing, dancing and eating.  A cow was killed and 12 different congregations have come to celebrate Easter.  They are here until Sunday church.  It is always a great and tiring time for all.  We will end with sunrise church at 0600 on Sunday morning.

Our hospital has to continue to operate even with a 4 day Easter holiday.  We have a closed outpatient clinic from today Friday through Monday to celebrate the Easter holidays.  I am covering today and tomorrow and then Dr. Isala will cover Sunday and Monday.  Hoping to take my visitors to my rural home at Batanai after church Sunday and spend the night until Monday there.
Happy Easter as we celebrate now and every day the reason for Easter--He is Risen!

Rachel Marsh

Samantha taking blood pressures for pregnant women

Goat brought for barter

Major raking the maize harvested

Samantha helping Dr. Isala at a C/Section


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