Monday, March 30, 2015

After the Storm

We've had some big rain storms recently, which is a little odd in dry season.

One storm had winds so strong that it knocked over small trees, brought down limbs of other trees and knocked down some food stands.

During a stormy night, Stephen had to use the truck to pick up the surgical team for an emergency surgery.  While taking the team home after the surgery, the truck became stuck in the mud.
Stephen had to walk home through the storm, and the next morning the mechanics were able to pull the truck out of the mud.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Health Fair- closing program

Heading to the closing program
The closing program included a play about malaria prevention and cure.
The "mosquitos" buzzed around biting everyone, while they tried to slap them.
The story of the play followed one family.  The grandfather had malaria, but wouldn't go to the doctor until it was too late.
When the daughter caught malaria, they got her the proper treatment in time.
The program ended with a prize drawing for those who completed all eight of the educational stations.  There were multiple prize baskets donated, and it was fun to see people get their prizes.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Health Fair- Education part 2

The other educational stations at the health fair were the following:

5. Blood pressure
6. Malnutrition
7. Eye clinic
8. Eye clinic game

For more pictures see Health Fair- Education 2

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Health Fair- Education

The main purpose of the health fair was health education. 

There were 8 stations for the employees and their spouses to visit. 
The first 4 were:
1. Diarrhea- prevention and treatment
2. Cakewalk (just for fun!)
3. Malaria- prevention and treatment
4. Leprosy- awareness and treatment

For more pictures see Health Fair- Education 1 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Health Fair: Children's Games

Around 70 children were divided into six groups for the activities.
The stations were:
1. Soccer relay
2. Duck-duck-goose (and similar games)
3. Playground
4. Wordless book/ bracelet activity
5. Coloring pages
6. Water balloon toss
All the tables and benches were in use in other areas,
but the kids made do with the concrete or placing their pages on their laps.
These boys were so careful with their water balloon!
It was cute to watch them.

The playground is always a big hit!

Pastor Francoise guides some of the children in the soccer relay.

For more pictures see Games 1 and Games 2 on our Wegners4theROC Facebook page

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tenpennys back in the US

Thank you for your prayers for the Tenpenny family.  They are back in the US now.  You can follow their updates on Reigning in Life.

Health Fair: Soccer Match

The health fair was a huge success!
We had a beautiful morning for the outdoor activities,
and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
Mama Sarah and Stephanie finalizing some of the preparations. 
The first part of the health fair was a soccer match:
medical staff and hygienists (orange) vs. logistical staff (blue)
The blue won- 1-0

Some of the logistical staff posing with Dr. Harvey

Click for more pictures of the Prep and Set-Up and the Soccer Match.