Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

One of our favourite customs at Kudjip is caroling on the hospital wards which we do each Christmas eve.  We sing on each ward and this year we had a trumpet quintet that played!  We even had a live nativity.  We recruited "Mary" and her baby from the maternity ward.  

The MKs helped me make up  presents for each of almost 100 patients.

Andy and Judy in their silly caps
Emma, Allison, Lydia and Jessica helping fill the gift bags.
Ethan and Josiah having fun

Andy trying to get the bags of gifts to stay on the carts
Tim, Andy, Josiah, Bill and Jim playing their horns

Living nativity came with us to each ward.  It's a real newborn with it's momma.

Some patients didn't seem to pay much attention...
...but most were pretty excited.
Thanks to all our supporters whose donations help us make Christmas special for these dear patients every year!

Merry Christmas to each of you!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cheap Blog Post

Here's the link to Dr. Steph Doenges' blog.   You should read it.

Yeah, this is kinda cheap, just posting a link to someone else's blog instead of writing something original.  But I was just looking at Steph Doenges' blog, and one post particularly touched me.  Steph has a special relationship with some of the tiniest people in PNG, and their moms.  She loves these babies, and the moms know it, and return the love on their babies' behalf.

Steph is a special lady, a hard worker, a great doctor, a valued colleague.

Once you read this, look at some of her other posts as well.

This photo doesn't show her face very well, but it shows her hard at work.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Rat Patrol

 Okay, fellas, wake up and grow!  You've got work to do!