Grace

”So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.“ ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭16‬  May we be loving and grace filled towards ourselves and every one whom we encounter this week. As life continues to change

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Darkest Valley

“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:4‬ In our darkest moments, in our lowest times, when fear begins to creep in, may we rest in the Truth that God is near us.

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Protection in the Chaos

“Jesus replied, …‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭12:30-31 In current times of great pain, war, uncertainty and loss, may we remember that we have a God who is unafraid to walk into the mess, pain and chaos of the lost and weary. May we take His example

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Showing Up in Hardships

“Your tender heart is not a liability or immaturity. Your tender heart is a holy place where God show you his face.” – K.J. Ramsey When times are hard and our hearts feel tender, may we be reminded that we have a God who shows up for us in both our hardships and our joys

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Wednesday, January 10th

Wednesday, January 10th Yesterday I went to the orphanage at Fonelisco that Belle went to the previous day. They have around 50 children there, from ages about 5-17. The kids there are very sweet, divided into two houses of girls and boys. The administration staff work very well with the children. The children have a

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Monday, January. 8th

Monday, January 8th On Sunday night the team threw a celebration party for Joseph as he completed his residency. We broke bread, had many laughs, and enjoyed a delicious cake baked from the local bakery.  We enjoyed meeting all the staff and doctors that we will be working with this week.  Praise God a great

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Saturday, January 6th

Saturday, January 6th This is Mama Gayle. The team will be returning from safari tonight and I am sure they will have many exciting stories to share. Dr. Ayan Goswami will arrive tonight via Kenya airways. He is a foot/ankle specialist from Florida and will be working with the team up at Bugando. We will

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Thursday, January 4

Thursday, January 4th This is Mama Gayle.  The team left this am with Julius, my assistant to go on safari.  They will be gone for 3 days.  They need to have a break before we fly to Mwanza to work for the week and need to see the  beauty of Africa.  I talked to the

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Wednesday, January 3rd

Wednesday, January 3rd I was given the opportunity to experience scrubbing in and observing surgery today. I learned so much about surgery that can apply to my nursing school learning. In school I have learned a lot of things about how to care for patients and even have had some experience to observe surgeries. I

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Tuesday, January 2nd

Tuesday, January 2 My day started with the hospice team. In America we would describe it as more of a palliative care team. We visited 6 different areas to see our patients. Our team was all about holistic care as they had a spiritual leader as well as the others to do the physical and

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Monday

Monday, January 1st The Hope team spent the holiday working at Selian hospital. Performing a surgical pre-op clinic following our outreach clinic. We totaled 50 patients today which resulted in 30 surgeries booked whilst the rest being diagnosed and treated medically. Dr. Maya made it important to note that without the help of Hopes outreach

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Saturday and Sunday

Friday: Another early morning starting off with breakfast at 7 am. Julius, Freemon, A.J, Gayle, Sierra, Heaven, and Domine all had breakfast and headed over to the same clinic area we went to yesterday. This was definitely an impoverished area and it was very difficult to see what people were dealing with. Today the team

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