Our tour of the hospital continued on that Sunday afternoon we visited. We saw the various projects teams were helping with- including improving the nurse and staff housing. There are always many projects needing to be done at Maua Methodist Hospital and it's amazing to see how the gifts of visitors or locals are put… Continue reading Time for Healing: Maua Methodist Hospital Tour (Part 3 of 3)
Each school that we dewormed on Tuesday and Friday brought more beautiful children and wonderful moments. Instead of describing them in words, I thought I'd use the pictures. These are pictures of Good Sheperd and Devoted Academy Schools. We dewormed them on Tuesday morning after deworming Uraa (previous post). Good Sheperd Academy - Private School.… Continue reading Time to Deworm: Good Sheperd and Devoted Academies
Since Sue and Dad visited Maua in 2007, there is a story they tell. An important story. And upon our visit, when Sue told it again when we were on the hospital grounds- it was more clear and more poignant than ever before. Dad went in with a group to various hospital wards to pray… Continue reading Time to Honor: Elizabeth Lived
After posting "Part 1 of the Series" I realized I omitted something important: the check-in process at the hospital! Maua Methodist Hospital (MMH) does not deny entrance to anyone who comes through those gates. Patients enter,are greeted at reception, and then directed appropriately. There is a large sign detailing hours and costs for services. Each… Continue reading Time for Access: Tour of Maua Methodist Hospital (Part 2 of 3)
John the Social Worker and Informal Guide for Us During the Maua Project Week Speaks wonderful English. Able to relate to anyone and everyone. A safe person to ask questions of and who will share insight into culture and needs of the community. Best Trait Shown During Our Week Together: Dedicated to helping others, deeply… Continue reading Time for Friendship: John Miaka
The neat thing about Maua Methodist Hospital is that things rarely seemed set in stone. You could wake up one morning thinking you would be doing something in particular, and then discover your day ended up completely different than expected. Now, if that happened while I was at home and in “control”, then I probably… Continue reading Time for School: Clark ECD
Charles the Foreman for the House Build Has four children: Two Boys; Two Girls Has four grandchildren: Two Boys; Two Girls Rough on Exterior, Sweet as a Dum Dum on the Interior Most commonly used phrase: "Don't Worry" Tip Taught Us: If it Won't Fit, Make It Life Lesson Taught Us: Don't ever let your… Continue reading Time for Friendship: Charles
Infrastructure, or the lack of infrastructure, is a major issue in many parts of Kenya, and Maua is no exception. For example, the issue of garbage is a problem facing the residents of Kenya. We noticed quite a bit of garbage along the streets and in yards. The garbage in the villages was abundant. No… Continue reading Time for Trash: Burn It? Toss It? Ignore It?
Something Dad said one morning really struck me. "All we can do is hope that the last word we hear is love. Leave a footprint of love. A footprint of hope."
Being a part of a Micro-Team has its perks. A team of sixteen or so will not always be invited to tea in a remote area, well beyond the road where you wouldn't think anyone could possibly live. But, Dad and Sue were invited to tea by Henry- the father of six year old Abigael… Continue reading Time for Tea: Tea behind the Bushes