“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does no know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:12-15,...

Dear family and friends,

It’s our last Sunday in Nkhoma already, so let us send one last note.  What a privilege for us to serve here for these months!  We’re happy we could share a bit of the experience with you.

Mostly I’m going to send a few more pictures, to give a flavor of our life here.  I caught Giny with Paula right after Wednesday morning chapel.  She is one of the Chaplains staff in the hospital, and a delightful person.  I...

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Greetings from Malawi. Thank you for your prayers. I am happy to report that the Ministry of Health and CHAM (Christian Health Association of Malawi) have come to an agreement of payments on Friday. There was a strike among the nursing staff on Thursday for non- essential services only, which lasted one day. We hope that this will help to make the labor relations more restful again. Rains continue, but not as frequently. We still take the...

Good morning from Managua.

It is 7:30 am here. We are all packed and ready to go...just waiting for the local staff, who are on Nicaraguan time :-).

It has been a good trip so far. The travel was virtually uneventfully. Saturday morning was spent at the Nehemiah centre getting some training and lessons on Nicaragua. We had lunch at a small restaurant called Pupusas where we are some pupusa. In the afternoon we had a cultural history tour of Managua. Supper...

Just got back from our tour of Managua. Our team ate at a really cool restaurant, I'm not sure what we had, but it was good. 

We stopped at a fruit vender just down the street from our guest house, where I bought 2 pineapples, 10 bananas and an orange for a grand total of $1.70.

Tonight we rest, start our group devotions (I need you here Heather). Tomorrow it is off to church, the beach and meeting Sarah and

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It is with thankfulness that we can report the arrival of the long awaited donation of 12 boxes of medicines and medical supplies. The shipment was scheduled to arrive prior to Christmas. The combination of human interventions which likely included inspectors, the payment of import duties, transportation inland from Dar Es Salaam and all those along the way who felt they needed to benefit...delayed the arrival of the much needed medicines. We are hearing that most rural hospitals still do...

Part of World Renew's work here in Malawi is to help educate women on the importance of maternal and child healthcare. This past week I was at an outlying clinic in the Dedza district (about an hour and a half away from the main hospital). I travelled with some local maintenance staff to help with some much-needed repairs. We patched leaky roofs, installed burglar bars, and replaced rotting ceilings. We also painted 2 offices and an examination room....

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Happy Valentines Day!  This morning I enjoyed the little display in our one and only grocery shop here in Nkhoma: “You have brought an ending happiness to my life.”  I think it was from China, but these subtle mistakes in English pop up nearly every day.  We were also reminded how rich we are, shopping at this up-scale shop.  The crowded open-air market...

So far things are going well here in Malawi. After a little jet lag I'm up and running working on many different projects at Nkhoma Hospital. This week I was on site at the hospital working alongside the maintenance crew doing odd jobs; making and installing burglar bars and varnishing quarter-inch plywood to be used for the ceiling at the out-lying clinic. It was neat to use the same brand of paint as I use in Canada -...

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