Thank you for praying for us, and/or just being concerned with what is important to us. Here’s a snapshot of a few things we’re grateful for in the previous month, and what we need prayer for in the coming one.
We are grateful:
1. For a fruitful and encouraging CMDA conference this past month, followed by a much-needed week’s holidays. We returned to Kijabe rested and refreshed.
2. That our pilot project (running for the past year) of a small private clinic for patients who can afford to pay a bit more has been a financial and clinical success, and has now been rolled out full scale Hospital-wide. The income from private patients allows the Hospital for the first time in its history to have a sustainable source of revenue (e.g. not solely reliant on generous donors) to fill the coffers of our Needy Patient Fund, covering bills for those patients who can’t afford to pay even a little. It also helps us pay our underpaid and overworked Kenyan physicians a little bit more. It’s a project two years in the making, and one of the three core initiatives Mardi’s been working to deliver during her term as Medical Director…she’s pretty chuffed to see it taking off.
3. That Andy’s workshop at CMDA on project delivery in the resource-poor world was well received, and led to several follow-on coaching meetings and requests for him to visit hospitals in Papua New Guinea, Congo, and Ethiopia and help with project planning and delivery.
4. For the prayers and encouragement we have received from our partners around the world during a difficult season of service…thank you all from the bottoms of our heart. Truly, life is a team sport!
Please pray for:
1. Mardi and Kijabe Hospital leadership: continued wisdom and grace as they continue to work through Hospital issues.
2. Mardi, as she applies to universities in Australia to undertake an MBA during our Home Assignment July 2017-June 2018. Pray that the right door would open at the right school, and funding would be provided.
3. Grace and peace during the month of May, which at this stage has no planned travel or major events…which we would prefer to stay that way 🙂
4. Discernment for Andy as he weighs up requests to help on projects in other countries alongside existing project commitments in East Africa.