|About to board the plane in Nairobi|
|Arriving back to Kasana.... a warm welcome!|
While in Nairobi with A. Ketty, I received the phone call telling me that Caleb was very, very sick. He had been sick for several weeks prior to my going to Nairobi, but his condition had only worsened and he had been rushed to Kampala after having a fever over 107 F. Caleb was escorted back to the States by one of my colleagues. Alair remained back with Nico, Nate, and baby Norah. It has been a rich month of being able to spend time with Alair and her kids, go with her to Kampala to work on needed paperwork, and live life together. I am thankful for our friendship and am standing in faith with her as we trust God with His timing for her impending return back to the States with her kids.
One morning as I was leaving Alair's house, I saw a snake out of the corner of my eye. I thought it was a toy snake... one of those plastic things that boys love to play with. Just as I was about to take a step, I thought it would be wise to move the rocks and see if it would move. (Thank you Jesus!). In response to my kick of the rocks, the snake moved. I calmly called a friend. And then the snake started slithering away. I grabbed a bat and started pummeling the thing. As you can see... it was very dead... very quickly.
|One of our boys who has|
and will be blessed by the albuterol
that was donated!
|A. Debra going through the bins....|
|Just a glimpse of our treasures!|
My home church from Fort Wayne came as well! In fact, they helped deliver some of the donations to the clinic. They came to be, to encourage, and to bless. And BLESS they did! They painted much of the clinic..... working hard to prepare the walls and paint them. They blessed so many by the use of the their time and talent. Thank you!
|Cleaning the walls..|
|Having some fun....|
|And the finished product in the Wound Room...|
Well DONE Team... Thank you for ALL the ways in which you BLESSED so MANY this week!
|Tea time with Natasha and|
This morning, it was COLD. I made myself some "not-so proper" tea... (Black Licorice) and decided to read a bit. A. Ketty worked on her cross-stitch. In the afternoon, we went to the hospital to see Dr. Abwao. After greeting him, we talked about the next steps. Hopefully tomorrow, Ketty will have a CT scan and some blood work. After that, she will be scheduled for an endoscopy. Once all the information is gathered, her next treatment plan will be created and her next chapter of treatment will commence! I'll keep you posted on the next steps.
|Lots of waiting today....|
|And a selfie for kicks and giggles...|
And so dear friends... Thanks for reading this to the end. So much has happened in the last month.... God is growing me... challenging me.... pursuing me.... and not relenting. Even in areas of my heart that are stubborn. He is good and I rest in that. It continues to be a gift to be here... to be used by Him as leads.
Thank you to each one of you for your presence on this journey. I am so thankful for you all.
|Eating a grasshopper... I basically |
only ate it's rear end. I couldn't eat the head...
especially with the eyes looking at me.