We enjoyed meeting our fellow post-residents from all over Africa. One couple has to purchase all the food they need for a year. Another family works as the only family on the mission compound. And while we shared our different experiences, it was clear that we also shared similar struggles. Struggles of isolation from family and friends, working in a different culture, and trying to manage the overwhelming work loads. Together we were able to talk about how we each coped with these things. We also just enjoyed the fellowship of playing together! We're grateful Samaritan's Purse provided this time for renewal and are back at Kijabe almost ready to return to work.
Pictured from left to right include (Dr. Hawk, Pediatrics Kijabe Hospital, Kenya - Drs. Gary & Leanne Finke, Pediatrics & Internal Medicine, Kijabe Hospital, Kenya - Dr. Tompkins & Family, Family Practice, Mukinge Hospital, Zambia - Dr Hoffman & Eric Hoffman, Ophthamology, Gabon - Dr. McGill & Family, Internal Medicine, Galmi Hospital, Niger - Dr. Morad (kneeling), OB/GYN, Kijabe Hospital, Kenya - Dr. Christina Francis, OB/GYN, Kapsowar Hospital, Kenya - Dr. Malin Friess (Dentistry) and Dr. Sara Cichowski (Ob/GYN) & family, Kijabe Hospital, Kenya- Scott Reichenbach- Boone, NC, Director of World Medical Mission's Post-Residency Program.