"And if you SPEND YOURSELVES on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday."
"The Lord will continually guide you. He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."- Isaiah 58:10-11
Friday, April 3, 2009
So much good happened while we were in Kenya last time. I want to refer you to another blog that we kept during our most recent trip - www.oasisfororphans.blogspot.com. This documents our trip from the many different people who traveled with us.
There is also a really neat YouTube video on Noah Leboo, the orphan who's congenital foot defect was repaired at Kijabe hospital. The video is now up and working on YouTube.com search on "Noah Oasis Soccer" and you should find it ...
or click on this link ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klOafRCG6DE.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Today, the entire team met up here at Dave and Carrie's house. We split into two groups. One headed for the Kiambethu Tea Farm - (see last years blog for info re that). The other group went back to Kijabe to do a video shoot of Noah. Now he's a 'movie star.'
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Immediately after accepting this position, I was introduced to another RN, Livia Krzeminski. She is a nurse at Abbott and has been aware of Oasis for some time. We made an instant connection and both had a passion to help these children. So - we both decided to team up together to take on this role. It has been so fun to work with her!
Our first project became setting up some standards of Orphanage care. As we discussed this we both felt that in order to do this we would need to travel back to Kenya and do some teaching in order to raise the level of health in the community.
So here we are. There are 13 of us traveling to Kenya on February 20. We have 3 nurses, 1 doctor, an audiologist, several teachers, an architect and 4 awesome 11 year old girls! In the mix are two 3 generation travelers. My dad, Dr. Mike Matlak, and my daughter Katie are coming. Jill Hayward's mom, Anita Kaiser, a nurse, is coming along with her and her daughter, Piper. Obviously these will create some special memories.