Here are some photos around Lubango, our home base.
Here are some of the ladies who are waiting to be seen.
Here is Rebecca, a pre-med student from Saskatchewan, measuring a lady's fundal height
Here I am filling out records - not quite as fun, but certainly necessary.
Rita is the lady in the orange labcoat registering and giving out vitamins
Rosa, one of the clinic nurses taking a BP
The labor beds are behind curtains in the same room as the delivery/examining tables.
And in another corner of the same room we have prenatal/GYN visits so it is a busy room!
These little girls are the first twins I got to deliver and one was breech so was also my first breech delivery! God was awesome and provided my Dad with years and years of experience to be by my side for the whole labor and delivery calming and reassuring me. Of course I didn't tell my patient it was my first twins and breech! Praise God all went well and the girls are doing great. They still hadn't decided on names when I last saw them.
This is my Dad, Bob Foster, with the twins!
Mom, Amelia, is in the center, Dad, Nelito, behind and friend Elena, on the left.
We are just getting started with a new ministry we will call Project Mundindi. Mundindi is the name of the area surrounding the CEML and is where we will be starting a community health program. The two young ladies in this photo are Maria and Angelina and they have been brought to us to train to be village birth attendants for their area. The gentleman on the left is Pastor Moises(moses). He is the pastor for the CEML hospital and is wonderful and full of wisdom. The other two gentlemen are Sobas or chiefs of the villages.
The Sobas and the Pastor again.
Maria and her youngest.
Another big event was the dedication of the Cavango Clinic in May! We had spent three months there last year when we first arrived - see blog entry 1 - so it was a delight to be there for the dedication. My parents Bob and Belva Foster both came and were flown in by MAF so as to not have to deal with the bad roads. Steve Foster is below with Pastors and leadership awaiting the plane's arrival.
Mom and Dad greeting the crowds.
Cutting the ribbon of the clinic!
This picture says it all!