Thursday, August 26, 2010

Kenya clinic day 4

And so it began. We stopped to buy more meds, having run out of some that we expected would be needed where we were going, and we were right. Over 200 patients later, we were glad we did.
Greeted by singing children, we expected an easy day of it. It was for the most part. A minor emergency here, a procedure or 2 there, and patients lined up for what looked like blocks, kept us busy. The HCWs became more comfortable with their roles as servants to those who came to them for help. They became comfortable with their physical examination skills.
The US team has been remarkable. Each a teacher, bringing with them their experience and knowledge, freely shared.
There are many things in this world that gives us satisfaction. Being in the countries MoM serve, caring for the children, teaching HCWs who will stay on and make a difference in the children's lives, and serving Him, is satisfaction guaranteed. I can think of no better way to live my life.
In all things give thanks,
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