Friday, August 29, 2014

We are at the high point of the rainy season. 
The roads have gotten so bad that we are unable to go to our outreach clinics in our trucks.

We are now sending a nurse, by motorcycle, to see patients.

This is a video of one of our outreach trips.

video

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sonshine Christian Academy

We are participating in a home school program developed by the Cameroon Baptist Convention.

The program, Sonshine Christian Academy, caters to missionary families from many parts of Cameroon. The program consists of home schooling materials, a two week group session in Bamenda in August and again in February, and a two week home visit. The home visit is by the director of the program who helps with assessment and teaching.

We are now in Bamenda for the first two weeks.  Jennifer was here for the first week and I am here now for the second week.  Teaching is done by the parents and it has been really fun getting to know the other parents.

Two other families from Lay Mission Helpers (our sister organization) are also participating and are graciously letting us stay with them in Bamenda:)

The kids are having a blast!




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dublaise

Dublaise, an 8 year old boy, has been coming to the hospital frequently since our arrival. His mother is also HIV positive and his father has died.

He is on ARV’s but almost every month he comes in with worsening whole body swelling, fluid in his abdomen, and difficulty breathing.

The amount of suffering that the child and mother experience is almost unbearable to watch.

However, with medication and prayers, he improves and goes back home… a small miracle in spite of tremendous suffering.

We always know he is better when his insatiable appetite returns