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School Year End Party

November marks the end of the Mozambican school year and so, amid the excitement of the bridge opening just the day before, we celebrated our school’s closure for the holidays. Our largest classroom was jamb packed with the overwhelming turn out of students and parents alike. There was hardly even sitting room left on the floor! Prizes were handed out to those who put special effort into their school work. a Joao (School Director–below center) along with teachers and students who took achievement certificates home. What a great way to … Read More

Maintenance and Preparation Pay off

These past few weeks Lynn, Janette and I flew to South Africa for the annual maintenance on the aircraft as well as a number of other important appointments.   Although we anticipated a very routine inspection on the aircraft that would maybe just take a couple days, due to the age of the aircraft an unexpected list of inspections popped up that absolutely had to be done. So even though a normal inspection requires the aircraft to be taken apart substantially, many more things had to be taken apart for … Read More

Gimme Milk!

“I am in the milk program.” ” I am trying to grow big and strong.” “Is that milk over there?” “Gimme that milk.”   Orphaned baby who benefits from our infant milk program. What a joy to be able to help beautiful little ones like this! By Jenn Sanders

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Manuel

For my time here in the bush, I knew I would get to work one on one with different people of this community. Being a nurse, my visits aren’t usually because of something good. I never thought throughout my 6 months of being here that one man, with a broken leg, would still be on my “to see” list. Manuel was hit by a car on April 20, 2014 and suffered a compound break in his one lower leg. The bone was broken in several places and it had even … Read More

Lynn & medical team

On Call–bush style

Earlier this month, we enjoyed a week-long visit from a medical team from the U.S. and Mercy Air South Africa. It was a fairly well-rounded experience as they got some time to see sick people at rural health posts as well as attend to sick-calls in village huts (after a fairly long bush walk in the dust). And there were several good opportunities for teaching and learning for all involved too.     Part of the team’s focus was teaching and equipping those on the ground here. This included techniques … Read More