February 14, 2015 (Sidvokodvo, Swaziland) For the TLC team, Sunday is a church day so we joined them at The Potter's Wheel church outside Mbabane. The nursing staff picked us up and it was good to interact more directly with them. Four of them are pretty much committed to being here full time working on the TLC vision. They are US based nurses, mostly (I'm guessing) in their late 20's with a real heart for the work here. Their zeal is apparent, but they are also fun to be around and laugh a lot. After church we went out for lunch at a local restaurant and came back for the mandatory Sunday nap. Jeff got to go to a driving range for an hour - unfortunately no left handed clubs! Later this evening we met with some of the TLC Swaziland Board and had a good discussion on their vision, their needs and roles they are looking for us to play. Jeff and I went to a restaurant down the street for a nice steak dinner and getting ready for early 5 am start tomorrow as we'll be joining the setup team at the remote site tomorrow. I'm sure we'll be full of stories and pictures after another day in the field.
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