Kitgum Town

Kitgum Town
Kitgum Town

Monday, June 20, 2011

Back on track !---- Soaring like eagles!

This morning our devotional reading was from Isaiah 40:29- 31
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. they will walk and not be faint"
We prayed God would make this a reality in our lives today and we have seen Him strengthen us .

Some small projects came to fruition. Two tyre swings were erected on a big tree outside the hospice and OPD for the use of the children. A hop scotch painting was put on the concrete outside the Hospice for the children to enjoy.

Painting and electrical work is underway in the OPD.
AW spent some time seeing patients in the morning with Vincent, one of the sponsored medical students. Rowena headed up an inservice session with the medical team on Infection Control and this was well received. We have seen a significant improvement in staff morale and enthusiasm since we first arrived.  The patients too seem to be glowing!

Rowena and Terri (from melbourne) took a boda (motorcycle) ride up to the town to do some shopping for equipment.  Andrew W went to visit a local medical practitioner , Dr Oringa Vincent  in his private clinic to offer him free registration to a medical software program . He was very excited about this ! (we also ran out of petrol in the motorcycle on the way !)  We are still hoping to interview applicants for a clinical officer and lab technician for OPD this week.

AR was coaxed up onto the hair raising timber scaffolding leaning against the 3 storey vocational building. He also preached up a storm to a packed assembly of 1500 vocational students, encouraging them to continue their studies and be proud of their achievements and role in developing the country.
He is hoping to help the metal work students to get started on a steel scaffold construction tomorrow.