Somehow Smiling

Inexplicable radiance. That is how I would describe Moanna in two words. Moanna initially came to Kudjip severely septic from a deeply seeded infection in her femur. (The medical term is osteomyelitis.) Over the course of several tenuous days, we were able to stabilize her. Her life is no longer in grave danger, but the … More Somehow Smiling

Bush Christmas

For me, Christmastime is synonymous with cold weather, extended family gatherings, candlelight Christmas Eve services, and annoying Christmas songs that get stuck in your head. This Sunday our family, along with the MK teachers and a volunteer doctor, had the opportunity to go up into the mountains to celebrate Christmas with Sengen Nazarene Church. It … More Bush Christmas

Resilience

Not again, I thought, as I felt for a pulse on Sarah, lying unresponsive on the ground. She and her newborn baby had been through so much already and we were almost ready to discharge her. I started CPR knowing the futility (in our setting) of what we were attempting to do. Sarah had originally … More Resilience