Today we started at 4 am for a travel day from Ndola to Solwezi. The roads were extremely bumpy and dusty. The trip would have taken only 4 hours in the states but it took us 9 hours due to the roads under construction .We arrived late in the afternoon and rested for a few hours.
We then changed into our scrub shirts for the 3rd day in a row We did Courtesy visits with the proverbial health officer of the hospital and did the introductions of the team. Although Leonard had already made contact with the necessary individuals it is respect to make the Courtesy visits. We were pleased to find out that they had been exposed to helping babies breathe. They have just started a midwifery class this past year and they were pleased that we had a team to come offer this training. The health ministry was very impressed with the years experience of our team and that Tiny People Matter had returned with teams for the 10th year. (In fact they asked if I wanted duel citizenship!!)
I'm very blessed to serve with such an awesome team every year. It never ceases to amaze me the wonderful people God chooses to serve every year on a Tiny People Matter Team! Keep the prayers coming!!! Our team is much larger than the people who are here in Zambia. It is the people who have donated funds, said the prayers, offered time and talents for our fundraisers and coworkers who helped collect supplies!! Blessings to all!! You are here with us!
Melissa from team Zambia TPM