Hello and good morning to you! It is 715pm here on the 14th and oh my we are soooo tired! We arrived in Phnom Penh, a huge blast of heat and humidity, around 1 this afternoon and have already been to the clinic as well as the heart hospital. The people are beautiful and I wanted to scoop up the people I saw in the ICU and pray for them to be healed. They Drs are doing an amazing job, just not enough training or resources for them. We had a meeting at 430pm tonight and met 21 precious med students and nurses. They go to med school right out of high school, at age 16 and then have 4-6 years of training and then are on their own. I nearly fainted when the directors told us we will be training the med students this week. We each have our own student who will shadow us wherever we are working. Pray for me to remember everything I have ever learned...big enough request? Just typing that out makes me cry and feel scared all at the same time. They are so hungry for information and I don’t know if I can do all of that. I know God will give me the right words and I am praying for opportunities to share about Jesus too.
Josh will be in the cath lab all day tomorrow....the Dr this afternoon was so proud to show us “his” lab and all of the equipment. Pray everything works the way it should. They are doing 2 very risky procedures tomorrow and have 28 cases lined up for the 7 days we are here.
I will be working in the post op recovery tomorrow and go to L&D on Tuesday. I know I will be more comfortable in L&D.
I think we are going to try to sleep soon....we have to be in a meeting and report at 6am!!!
For some reason I can't get email to send so here is a note for the kids....
We saw a lady on a motorcycle carrying a dead chicken, a huge cockroach in the hospital, a huge snail on a tree and a skinny kitty in the hall of the hospital too! Roark & Oliver, we had fried chicken tonight...they brought out a whole chicken on a plate...even the head. Zoe & Lucy, we ate dinner in a restaurant that had pink and read tables and beautiful yellow chairs. Don’t worry I didn’t eat the chicken...I am having a pop tart now. We love you so much...sing loud for mommy at church today and don’t forget to pray for us. Xoxo
Love to you all,
PS- Julie thanks so much for your notes...love them! Just what I needed today. Xoxo