Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
We are truly an international home this week! Catherine from Zambia arrived Friday, Nanda from Nepal arrived Saturday, and Jennifer from the Philippines arrived today. Fortunately everyone speaks English so our table conversation is lively and very interesting. They are all here to attend a conference and will be staying with us about 10 days. It is especially helpful to have Catherine here right now as we near the deadline for submission of our next grant proposal for the schools in Zambia.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Awesome news!! We just received a pledge of $10,000 toward the classrooms so desperately needed in Chipulukusu, Zambia!! The teachers, children, and community will be dancing in the streets when they hear the good news. Added to the $1,000 previously received, we're now well on our way toward obtaining the $30,000 needed for the two classrooms. What a great day for Chipulukusu!! Hip, hip, hooray!!!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
It may have rained outside all day but inside the tabernacle at Lake Doniphan in Excelsior Springs, MO, the day could not have been brighter! Jac and I were the guest speakers at the Central Mission Center Adult Retreat. We had been invited to share stories of World Missions, which we did. In return the incredibly generous folks there sent us away with wonderful donations for HealthEd Connect. The world is full of great people!!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The BIG day! HealthEd Connect was represented on the world stage today and received a very warm welcome! Since the largest number of attendees are First Nation and Indigenous island people we weren't sure how interested they would be in the issues in Africa. But we had a great turn out with lots of interest shown. It would be fun to see all of the "new homes" where my business cards end up. One of the most fascinating people we got acquainted with who attended our session was the Minister of Culture from Cook Islands. Very articulate and far sighted man.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
We boxed and shipped 209 pounds of books today to the Ethiopian Development Community Council. They are hoping to start a nursing school in Ethiopia soon and asked my help to locate text books for them. Graceland came through in good measure! After triaging the books carefully, 7 boxes were finally packed and taken to the post office. They will be filling a container with other supplies next week and sending them on their way. My back is aching just from watching Jac lift the boxes!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
|From the archives...children treated for leg ulcers in DR Congo.|