GHE East Africa Team Update #1
Hello from GHE team Kigoma!
It has been an absolutely incredible experience thus far, and we are joyful to share a brief summary of our time here over the last couple of days. To start, the flights were long, but seeing Kigoma as the end result was entirely rewarding. Our first flight was from LAX to Istanbul (Turkey), and that took roughly 14 hours. The next flight was from Istanbul to Dar Es Salaam, which is a city on the east coast of Tanzania. From the airport in Dar Es Salaam, we were flying to Kigoma airport when the pilot announced that there was a minor technical issue with the plane, which resulted in the team landing back in Dar Es Salaam. Although this gave us a bit of a scare, we found confidence in the fact that God has brought us here for the purpose of spreading His name, and that He was going to get us there to do just that.
Today was our first day at Kigoma Baptist Hospital. We had the opportunity to see, treat, and pray with various patients. We got the opportunity to talk about nutrition, culture, and health concerns with some of the ladies waiting outside. We also had the opportunity to visit a village and participate in a small Bible study. We have been enjoying learning about the culture, meeting the people, and practicing our Swahili.
We have included a picture of Lake Tanganyika (which is the view from where we are staying) Please pray for us this week as we have the opportunity to return the hospital, treat more patients, and give health seminars. We are healthy and just a little tired. We will post again in a few days. Asante sana! Amani iwe nanyi. (Thank you very much! Peace be with you.)