Sunday, December 19, 2010

Family Visit - Part 1

Ok, so you can now stop emailing me about the blog drought.  Things have been busy, but it's no excuse.

The biggest thing that has happened since my last blog was my family's visit.  My mom (Cathie), sister (April) and nephew (Carson) flew in on Nov. 21st and stayed through Thanksgiving.  It was such a blessing to have them here for the holiday.  More than that, though, I was so excited to be able to show them this place that I have come to love.  After braving two 8 hour flights with a 7 1/2 month old, they arrived safely in Nairobi.  We stayed overnight and then they endured the 6-7 hour drive back here to Kapsowar.  They were troopers and Carson did so great!  They were taken, as I have been, with how beautiful it is here.  They agreed with me that pictures don't even begin to do it justice (hint, hint - you should visit!).  It was wonderful to have them come to the hospital with me, see what I do each day (including watching a C-section!) and have them be involved in the ministry as well.  They really enjoyed spending time with the kids on the children's ward.  This blog shows some of their time around my house and at the hospital.

Carson enjoying a bath in Nairobi

Having breakfast at Java House, one of my fave places in Nairobi

We stopped at the Rift Valley on our way back to Kapsowar

April, Carson, and Mom with the ladies that sell produce outside the hospital

Carson playing with one of the patients on C-ward
Mom with a set of "surprise" twins she saw me deliver

April with her 2 buddies - Moses and Dennis

Quality time with Carson - what a cutie!

Right after watching me do a C-section

Our family's Dr. Dolittle - April loved all the farm animals that are around!

April and Carson handing out gifts on the children's ward

Mom with Chesoot, a long-term patient here

Online giving

It is now easier than ever to support the work going on here at Kapsowar.  Samaritan's Purse now has an online giving option.

Just go to and follow the directions.

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate those of you who financially support me and the work to improve women's health care here in Kapsowar.  I hope this helps make it a little easier.