Our last day at Project Mercy and great success stories and final goodbye’s and hugs and tears of joy for ALL the wonderful care we have given and projects that have been completed. I’m HAPPY to tell you that the curtains for the hospital are up and hanging and Dr. Fekudo, Sister Mesteri, and nursing manager Senait are very happy with how wonderful they look and the patients should be happy that direct sunlight will still shine thru but yet block out the really hot sun. Curtains for the collage are delivered and ready to hang once they get the rods in place. The collage teachers are very happy. I continue to see house children using their new brightly colored back backs, especially for the students walking to the high school which is about 4 miles away and a good 30-40 walk. Zondara is ready to also hang the black curtains in the library and show slides/videos, etc. I gets lots of smiles from the cooking and hospital staff wearing the calico bonnets. I know that I need to make more for next year. The house children have made friendship bracelets for all of us and we treasure these as a reminder of Project Mercy and all the good that is being done here with the school, hospital, church, gardens and people in the Yetabon valley.
Vision screen was completed with over 1000 children and Project Mercy staff were screened and at least 50% of them were treated for the Trachoma eye disease. We hope to write a grant to treat the entire valley and provide better teaching of good hygiene.
May we all have safe travels as we leave? Some will return home, while others will go on Safari or a mountain hike. Our prayers to all.