Saturday, July 19, 2014
Our African hospital has had a Surgical Residency program since 1997 but only this month have we had our FIRST National surgeon to graduate from the program. All the others were from other countries who came here for training. Dr. Simplice is from this country and he will stay to help us at the hospital. He will now train other surgeons!! Praise the Lord that we now have a local surgeon instead of only Expats!!
Dr. Simplice is not only the first local surgeon we've had, he is the first local DOCTOR of any specialty who works here at the hospital. All others have been from other countries. It has been hard to get doctors here in the jungle. Everyone wants to live in the city.
I have two weeks before my garage sale now but I also have many other projects. A new, brand new, nurse arrived here from the States yesterday. Abby passed her Nursing Board exams only last month. She is interested in Missions in the future so wanted to have experience working overseas before starting a job in the States. She will be here for two months and during that time I will be here work "coordinator". I'll also make sure she gets plenty of cultural experiences.
I have three dinners planned for various visitor groups. One is tonight, then there is Wednesday and one week from tomorrow, Sunday. We have a lot of visitors out here now and I try to have everyone to my home once during their stay.
1. We now have Surgeon Dr. Simplice to work at our Hospital.
2. The dessert I'll serve tonight is already made and just needs to come out of the freezer. The rest of the meal I still need to make.
3. It's SATURDAY!!