Showing posts from June, 2019

Visitors and Friends of Chidamoyo Gift

It has been great in the last couple of weeks to meet up with old friends and new friends.   What joy friends bring to our lives and what a great time of fellowship. On 14 th of June Major and his wife and I and his wife’s relative, Christine, travelled into for a quick trip to Harare and returned the next night.   Christine and Patience spent most of Friday cleaning up my flat, which needed a thorough cleaning.   I really appreciate this as many guests have been coming in and out. Major and I got to meet up with Steven Marshall for lunch on Friday as he was back in the country visiting for just a couple of weeks.   Steven is the son of the late Dale and Mrs. Linda Marshall who were our nearest missionaries in Chinhoyi for years.   It was so good to see him and catch up on “old times.”   He now lives in Boise near his mom. On the 18 th we were visited for a couple of days by Larry Van Dyke and his wife Candy.   Larry’s mom and dad were missionaries in the 60’s and 70’s i

Visitors and a Wedding--both celebrations!

Last week was a busy week with visitors, lots of procedures and wedding!   What fun we had. Dr. Stephanie Huang and her sons, Julian and Lucas and her friend Ling from Malaysia arrived on the 2 nd of June to spend a week with us.   Stephanie is an ENT in my hometown of Santa Rosa, CA and this is her third year in a row she has spent her vacation time with us. Her sons, twin, 17-year olds, came with her for their second time and her friend Ling came for her first visit—and we hope not her last. We put them to work.   As Stephanie scoped ears and throats, Ling and the boys helped with computer work, giving out lots of gift they brought (pens, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and hats) and helping to watch surgeries and transporting patients to and from theatre (Operating Room).   The boys and Ling also went out on Immunization Clinics.   They were kept busy every day.   They left here at noon on Friday to get to Harare in time to fly out Saturday morning to see the Goril

Saying Goodbyes

This week was busy with undergraduate students here from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Campaign.   We kept them busy helping in all departments, seeing 2 C/Sections, watching normal deliveries and traveling out to do Immunization Clinics as well as a weeklong HPV vaccination clinic for girls 10-14 years of age. They were kept busy in the many activities and seemed to enjoy it.   We wore them out as they were ready for bed by 8 p.m. most nights!   Breakfast started at 0645 so they had a long day! Friday (yesterday), we said goodbye to Elliot Harris who has been with us since 3 February!   He left for a couple of days in Harare before he flies home to Seattle on the 2 nd of June. He was very helpful at the hospital and at home so we will miss him a lot and wish him well as he prepares to apply for medical school! This morning (Saturday,) our University of Illinois group left for 3 more days visiting in Zimbabwe before they head for home on Tuesday.   I asked if they wer