Thank you all for support and prayers. After 6 weeks of hoping and disappointment regarding new housemates, 2 medical students from the UK walked in the day before all my housemates were leaving. And… they decided to move in a day later!
After 1,5 week of holiday and travelling with Mirjam, a friend from Holland, it was time to get back to work last Thursday. Before we set off one-and-a-half week ago, the work in the hospital was getting pretty tough and frustrating. The situation is still critical regarding supplies, but at least the last 3 days I didn’t really face problems with my colleagues. I trained a couple new students who are really eager to learn and we will continue their training this week. I’m also trying to help a new collegue although he’s not yet really open for it. But I think he needs some support and close guidance as his thoughts of sterility and instruments are a bit different from mine…
Blessings, of all sizes, came in different ways.
Mirjam, enjoying sun, beach, Lake Malawi, a nice fish braai and a couple drinks. And in the weekend I celebrated it with my friends in Blantyre. A great and fun time with great friends, applecake, cold drinks and sunshine! Thank you for all the birthday wishes, it was such a blessing! Especially the unexpected cards and presents from Holland!
A whole different blessing was and is Gift, the boyfriend of my old housemate. He’s a Malawian guy and came over to say goodbye to my other 2 housemates. And off course one of the topics we were
talking about was this terrible petrol crisis. He told me he had connections with the manager of one of the filling stations and he offered to help me find petrol as I don’t have the time, courage and patience to stay in a petrol queue for a day or more. He took our jerrycan and within 3 hours he called me, he managed to fill it up for the regular price! What a blessing!
And another totally different blessing happened to me at a little street shop, a ‘shop’ I pass by every morning. And I often buy vegetables in his shop. This time I was buying some tomatoes. While I was walking away, he called me back and gave me some mangos as a gift. Bless him!
And there are many more blessings each and every day. For example, we haven’t had a powercut since Tuesday, and we’ve cold running water to cool off in these times of heat; it’s between 38 and 46 degrees every day since for at least a week now! And what to think about cold, fresh homemade Papaya-Mango-Banana smoothies!!!
God bless you all!