Published: May 19th 2008May 19th 2008
We enjoyed a visit from this wonderful family.
Hello, for the last time, from Maua! It is Sunday afternoon, and the internet café is closed, so I will be posting this blog tomorrow during my lunch break. We have had a wonderful last weekend here. Thursday we had Rev. Muriki over with his lovely family. His two children are 2 and 5, and they were so cute and energetic! Tony was very sad to say goodbye to him. Friday night we went to a potluck at the Savuto’s house. After the potluck, we all sat on the floor and played the card game “Nine’s”. We are truly going to miss all of the mission partners we have gotten to know during our few weeks here. Saturday, I wasn’t feeling too well: I felt that I had a bout of flu or a bad cold. I knew that this could be a sign of malaria, so I went down to get a quick blood test just to make sure that it wasn’t that. Thankfully, the test turned out to be negative. And, since the OPD was so quiet, and it was so cheap for me to get tested, Tony decided that he would go ahead and get a malaria test,
Enjoying a card came on the Savuto's floor.
because if he turned out to have malaria later, it would be much more expensive to get the test in the U.S. His test also turned out negative. Yeah! After we both got tested, we went out to dinner at the Basin hotel with most of the mission partners. Then we had everyone over to our apartment, where we looked at pictures taken by the ladies on their camping trips to Mt. Kenya. I definitely want to hike up there, if we get a chance to come back to Kenya! It looks so beautiful.
Today I sang in church with Katherine and Barbara (one of the leaders/teachers at the Nursing School). We sang “Holy, Holy, Holy” in 3-part harmony, and I must say it was very nice:). After church, we went on a picnic with Claudia, Katherine, and Sarah. We took them back to the hill which Rev. Hosea had taken us to last week. It was completely empty when we got there! We were so happy to picnic in solitude with such beautiful scenery. Then as we were eating, a group of young shepherd boys walked passed us herding their sheep, goats, and donkeys. They were very shy!
Whenever Tony tried to talk to them or take a picture of them, they ran away laughing. It was such a nice picnic, although it was extremely windy!
I have heard from my Mom that she has been reading this blog out to her Spanish class, and Monday is their last day of school. I hope you all have enjoyed the blog, and have a great summer break!
So, tomorrow is our last work day here in Maua. I will be back in the Trauma Room, and Tony will work on finishing up the long video he has been working on. It has been such a great experience for both of us, and we have learned so much while we have been here. We are getting picked up on Wednesday to head out for our Safari. I am not sure what the internet situation will be for us in the Masai Mara, but I will post another blog whenever I can. Until then!
There are more photos below