Liberia 2017

Kwendin #4 | February 18, 2017

Ok here we are Saturday evening. Sitting around the living room with the fan on. I think it's about 30 degrees, which is tolerable. We have had a good feed of spaghetti with fresh pineapple for dessert. Yum.

This morning we went downtown to do our shopping. Spencer and I stayed at the pharmacy--we have been there enough times that they recognize us and know we are buying supplies for Kwendin. I think it is not often people come in and buy $2000 worth of drugs. They make us welcome--give us Coke, sit us down, treat us well.

While we were doing that Bob took Kate and Kristie and they did the grocery shopping and bought some tools and other supplies. We were all done by about 12 and just decided to come straight home to have lunch.

My friend Peter was waiting for us when we got back here. He is from Kwendin and is in his last year of nursing training. His hope is to return to Kwendin to be the RN in the clinic on a long term basis. Several of the team members have been helping him through this process and he had his recent transcripts to show that he is doing well.

After lunch Kristie and Kate and I went for a swim. We had a great time playing in the waves that come pounding in on the beach day and night. I came in after half an hour or so, but the girls stayed quite a bit longer. And I found that my eyes were heavy--so I laid down on the bed and slept for an hour. Both Bob and Spencer were already asleep.

So supper was late but a good feed like I mentioned at the beginning.

Since supper we have had a precious time together. Some of us have managed to phone home and touch base with people who love us. We spent a while singing with the guitar and that was good. Then we just started to talk. Lots came out, which I will not describe in detail for confidentiality's sake. But it was good to share together. And we prayed together for a bit as well. I have been blessed by the time, the encouragement, the care, the tender caring hearts. This is a wonderful team to be a part of.

Dr. John Potts