Sunday, July 16, 2017

Two ways to help Chidamoyo

Our Friends of Chidamoyo  Facebook page (check it out and Like us!) has two ways you can help us get money to help run the hospital.

Below is a copy of the post:

Friends--we wanted to let you know that we all have the opportunity to support Chidamoyo through our purchases on Amazon.  Under Amazon Smile program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of our purchase to Chidamoyo.

All you need to do is log into your existing Amazon account through the Amazon Smile page (https://smile.amazon.com) and select Chidamoyo as your charity (just type Chidamoyo into the word search).  Then each timer you shop, remember to log into your account through the Amazon Smile page.

Although the best way to support Chidamoyo is to donate directly (as 100% of the proceeds go to the hospital), we are excited that we have a way for us all to raise additional funds through something most of us already do quite a bit--shop on Amazon.  Please remember, however, that only 0.5% goes to Chidamoyo, so please don't alter your normal use of Amazon on behalf of Chidamoyo as Amazon gets 99.5% of what you spend.

Larry Gail


Our Benefit for Hope is September 16th, 2017

Major and I will be coming to the US for this very important fundraising event for Chidamoyo Hospital.  We hope we see many of you there.  If you can not come in person consider buying a ticket on line to help us raise money.  We appreciate all of you who help us in so many ways.  

This is a fun evening of food, drink and a live auction and more fun.  Please join us if you can.

Buy a ticket on: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2984335

More information on our Facebook page under Friends of Chidamoyo!




Visitors from Australia, Happy 20th Carolyn, Unpacking container, lots waiting for delivery!

We were so happy to visit with Dr. Batsi Chiuerki and wife Charity and their three children who were visiting from Perth, Australia on the 7th of July.  They moved to Australia 12 years ago after working with them as our doctor at Makonde Christian Hospital.  It was so good to see them and with their children grown up!  We had a wonderful visit with them in Harare for a few hours.

Michael Major came home from University last week and he flew into Harare from South Africa.  We got to enjoy a lunch out and he drove me home from Harare last week.  My "driver "is back on his holiday so need to take advantage of it.

On Saturday the 8th of July we celebrated Caorlyn Mereki's 20th biorthday with a taco dinner and cake.  We also celebrated Michael's 24th birthday from May since he ad been away at University and we didn't get to celebrate in person with him.  Everyone had a great time at the party!

We spent time this past week unpacking the container we got recently.  We got all the boxes out and sorted in the hallway of the hospital.  I have been using Carolyn and Nancy who are on break from school to help me unpack and take things to their departments in the hospital.  We have received so much useful things that will keep us going for many months.  We are so thankful to everyone who helps us.

Two weeks ago we started a new program at the hospital for our AIDS patients that come on Monday mornings to have their Viral Loads tested.

We use our dining room and after drawing the patients we have Major give a special devotion for these patients and pray that the medicine will work for them.  We then give them time to share with one another how the medicine has helped their lives, to encourage one another with their testimonies.  We hope this will encourage them to continue their medicines and not default.  We have anywhere from 80-150 people for this session and we hope that it is encouraging to each of them and a ministry to them.

On Friday the 14th  we drove to Harare for the day to interview for our third doctor position.  We had hired a third doctor in April but he left after 3 weeks so we were looking still to fill that position.

We have offered the position to Dr. Vincent Mabika and hope that he will join us in August after he finishes his housemanship the end of July.  We pray he will work out for us and will help our busy work here.

There are lots of waiting women these days since there is no work in the fields and we have over 70 women waiting in the waiting shelter.  Maternity is keeping us very busy these days.  Every Sunday night the women sing and dance for the church service and we see how many are going to deliver!!

Winter is here now and most days it is in the low 80's during the day but as soon as the sun goes down it gets cold.  Down to mid-low 50's each night and early morning.  We are enjoying some fires in the fireplace these days!

 Dr. Chiureki and family with Kathy

 Michael's home from University


 Princess Carolyn on her birthday!


The Mereki family celebrating with Carolyn

Major giving devotions for our Viral Load patients

Unloading the Container


Major directing the unloading of the container

Pictures of Chidamoyo from the air


Lots of pregnant women singing and dancing at Sunday night church