We started the day in worship with the CRC staff. Victor led with a devotion titled “Why Devotion” It was a fitting focus as we spent time in worship with our CRC partners. Following the devotion we took time to introduce ourselves and discovered that a few members of the staff have been involved with the CRC for almost 20 years. We also learned that five of the staff actually grew up in the CRC. JJ, JB, Rosa, Imourana, and Henry, went to University after their time at the CRC and are now giving back in gratitude for the blessings they received at a very young age.
Following devotion we spent time with the staff individually learning what each do for the CRC and the impact they are having on the mission. We walked the grounds and reviewed the different facilities and structures that make up the CRC. The Kulanda Town Early Childhood Program was taking place in what used to be the Dining hall at the CRC. The children’s laughter could be heard all around and this brought back fond memories for the veteran missionaries.
After that we got right to work with budget meetings, facility assessment, staffing plans and even a treatment plan for a special young patient. All and all it was a very productive first full day.
Just as we started the day we ended with worship with the CRC staff. It was a good day for the October team and we are looking forward to our medical outreach tomorrow.