On January 19 we held our annual awards celebration. It is a time for recognition of those on staff who have worked for 10,15 or 20 years and to honor those who have retired during the year. The day started off with a bicycle race. There was a women’s team and a men’s team. In the afternoon there was get together with all the staff for the actual recognition time. It was a time to reflect on the past year, look forward to the coming year, have some fun, recognize staff who had worked for years and those who were retiring, and enjoy some light refreshment.
It seemed that all had a good time and we hope it will be just the beginning of a good year ahead.
On Christmas Day, Dr. Faile continued his annual tradition of delivering cokes to the hospital staff who were working.
The holiday is upon us and the Christmas decorations are up at the hospital. Jane and the pharmacy crew have done the most decorating but the front of the hospital is showing its lit wireframe tree at night.
Two new air conditioners have been installed in the operating rooms thanks to a donor’s generous contribution.
Thank you for your support!
The Hewitts and the Failes arrived back in Nalerigu at the first of August and have been busy as usual. After a long period of having only one career doctor here, the number of patients coming to the hospital had dropped off quite a bit. Over the past couple of months the numbers have started to go up again. We have been fortunate to continue having medical students and residents to spend time with us and help as well as learn. The hospital is facing serious financial problems and at times we wonder how we are going to be able to continue to carry on. We trust that God will continue to provide our needs.
Things are going well here. Dr. Faile is back in the States. Please continue to pray for Elisabeth as she receives chemo, and for the family as they walk faithfully through this difficult time.
Continue to pray that we would be able to make the most of every opportunity that we have to share the love of Christ with the people we encounter each day.