Monday, January 18, 2010

Jan. 18th 2010

“We cannot all do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.”

How sweet it was to have our team complete at breakfast!

Today was filled with sunshine and blue sky from sunup to sundown. Sitting in the sun in front of the mission house warmed us physically and emotionally.

The clinic was especially busy today because of the mother and children well baby weigh-ins and immunizations. Jennie and Marcia helped record the weight of the little ones on special cards that were used at birth. The cards are brought in as data is collected. Danielle, Kayli and Sam worked in the clinic and were kept busy with tooth extractions, routine ailments and immunizations.

Marcia taught with Jennie and Sam in the morning as the form I students tackled verb tenses along with practice introductions and a bit of singing.

Greg made fine progress at the house as the painting around the windows commenced. Jennie and Sam also had a hand at some painting… they were everywhere today!

Ben returned to Pommern safe and sound with a new visa from Kenya in his possession. What fun it was to hear his story of travel over the past few days.

Mohammed also returned from Iringa after obtaining the credentials for a new bank account for the program.

Madam Sanga came to speak with us at 5:00 concerning the role of women in Sub-Saharan Africa. She was most gracious in explaining the traditional and modern ways of the Tanzanian family structure.

A walk rounded off the night.