It has been quite a blessing to be here with my family for this trip to Bongolo. The operating room is not quite as busy so I have had some down time to spend with the family here at Bongolo. What a great blessing for them to experience how God is working here! Their first impressions are positive and they are tolerating the bugs. We'll see how they feel this time next week--probably ready to get to Paris.
Aaron has shadowed me in the operating room the past few days taking in the sites and smells of surgery in Africa. Amy and Sarah have been busy helping out some of the other missionaries get things organized in storage and preparing one of the apartments for a new surgery resident moving here next month.
There is a group from Cleveland (family of 3 and 2 other friends) visiting as well and it has been great to work alongside them and get to know them.
Thanks for your prayers.