What an amazing day!!!!! It began with our final class of Students for HBB. It was a great class! Linda had an opportunity to
demonstrate a short version of our class to some hospital officials. It's important to include the "higher-ups " in the program. The District Commissioner heard of our graduation and he came with his secret service to attend our graduation. It was quite the honor. We asked the Medical Director of KGH to hand out the graduation certificates. We had a total of 47 graduates! They were so excited to receive their certificate, a new stethoscope and a picture of them receiving their certificate.
The District Commissioner was so impressed about what we were doing and so appreciative for our hard work. I spoke at the
beginning of the graduation and had opportunity to express just how much prayer and donations from people in USA and Canada and that the success of TPM spreads way beyond those who come to teach. The local press showed up and interviewed me on behalf of TPM which was exciting. The local radio station taped the graduation. We are famous!!
We then headed to the local market! Leonard really wanted me to make some Guacamole soooo we went to the local market and gathered all the ingredients... Along with some homemade bread, mangos, dried sardines and caterpillars!!! Dinner will be fun!! - - follow up: the guacamole was a hit with all the team and all the staff at Wamulungwe Lodge!
We then traveled to a local village and spent some time with the children and all the people in the village. There were about
5000 people living in the village. Quite an experience!! Then back to the lodge for a team debriefing and reflection of the last 5 days.
Tomorrow we will jet off to Ndola for more teaching and spending time at orphanages and village schools and we will travel deep into the bush to a rural clinic.... So stay tuned!!!!!! FOR PICTURES VISIT OUR MULTIMEDIA PAGE