The bonus in this trip was that we were also there for the dedication of the bridge that had been recently constructed to allow school kids to access the missions school without fear of being eaten by crocodiles (see previous posts).
Our visitors from the UK had some hidden talents in that there were a recently retired doctor and head teacher. So as well as visiting the mission to see what goes on, there was plenty of scope for them to get involved.
The dedication was set for the last full day so after a tour of the mission it was off to the first clinic.
After over 30 years as a GP John is now involved in teaching in a number of African countries and was able to share his skills with the local health workers.
|Dr. Attenborough I presume?|
The next day we did some house/hut calls in the local villages.
He lived in a hut a short bumpy drive and a short walk across the main road from the mission.
That went well - for a while, until some kids decided it would be interesting to see what happened if they threw some rocks at a bees nest. Unsurprisingly that somewhat bought proceedings to a rather abrupt end and we all met vary much later that evening to swap our escape and war stories.
The last day John gave a talk at morning devotions
|The obligatory flying home picture. Well tired after all the last few days activities.|
Mercy Air team
A few more pictures and John and Helen's perspective can be found at the Aldridge Parish Church website at: