Today saw us all going in different directions.
Bill H, Ken and Bill B were able to attend the morning devotions and staff meetings at CRC. Bill H then met with Mercy staff. It was inspiring to be at an organization where each day starts unambiguously and boldly praising God and seeking His guidance for the activity of the day ahead. Bill also met with Kim, Mercy's onsite director of Medical Projects, Mercy Manager Jinnah, and the CRC Director Nabs, to begin discussions of how to strengthen the teamwork at and between the two organizations, and grow the commitment of everyone on both staffs to their vision and mission.
Dave and Bill were also able to spend time with CRC staff in charge of the Microfinance Program. They have started involving 28 families who have children enrolled in the Child Support Program. Impressively, all 28 families seem poised to complete the training requirements for Phase 1 of the program. We discussed ideas for business projects and mechanisms for managing the funding and loan repayments.
The IT crew, Bill B, Dave, Ken and Leo finalized the placement and testing of the four new speakers in the Great Hall. They replaced a cable from the satellite to a junction box and were able to get the Streams of Knowledge program up and running. An attempt to fix the internet connection to Mercy Hospital failed, but a new plan of action was determined and is planned for tomorrow.
Vicki worked on updating the pharmacy inventory spreadsheet, hoping to streamline the entering and keeping track of medicines and supplies. She said that she had the best job because the pharmacy has air conditioning.
Jessica conducted a suture training class for the nursing staff at Mercy.
Ilene started her day with the IT crew, moved on to Microsoft Office training with some CRC Staff, and helped Vicki in the pharmacy. She then returned to supervise the IT crew at the hospital.
Cindy Cooke went out into Largo village to teach about clean drinking water and proper hand washing methods. Satisfying wash training before the installation of toilet facilities.
Overall a very productive day all around!
(Filed by Ilene Hafker)