Leonard and I traveled in town to the market to purchase many food, pantry and hygiene items for the ladies and children. I also paid my annual visit to the Chemist/pharmacist to purchase items to provide them with medication for the children. The rainy season is upon them which means many colds and illnesses as well as the constant threat of malaria.
Marina showed the children how she could do back flips! Needless to say, everyone was impressed. This inspired the children to show all the "moves" they had.... Somehow this morphed into us teaching them the chicken dance and hokey pokey!! Soooo fun!!
As hard as it was to say goodbye.... They sent us off with a wonderful prayer and blessing and sent love to all the families in the US. We then traveled further into Ndola to visit Arthur Davison Children's Hospital. This is the ONLY
children's hospital in all of Zambia. Our team did training at this hospital last year and because they are extremely resource limited and deprived we brought 6 suitcases of supplies for their neonatal unit. Smile Train was in the middle of a program at this hospital and we had an amazing Divine appointment of meeting the director of the program and one of the patients who was operated on by Smile Train. I see great partnership with this organization and Tiny People Matter!
It was a very full and exciting day! We always end our day together with each team member sharing their "word of the
day" today some were....Thankful, family, love, grateful, satisfied, content, complete...Sounds like a pretty great day doesn't it!!?? Tomorrow is church and another orphanage and village clinic. Thanks for all the support at home!!!
Melissa and Team Africa