"We have delivered over 100 babies and now we have the delivery bed! You have blessed both us and the Zambian people tremendously!"
Once again I wanted to share a note from Renee Marini, the missionary nurse we have shipped to in Zambia. For those of you whom I haven't sent emails to before, this is a couple involved with a group called "Sons of Thunder" which operates a large farm and medical clinic in Zambia.
There are seven villages on their farm, and they, Renee and her husband Sal, handle most all of their medical care. One of the sponsors of this shipment, Dr. Mark Cook from Oakdale, CA, will be going to Zambia to help them for three weeks in August.
Renee sent me a great story several weeks ago of helping a man, Ngandu, who had come to them at the point of death from Aids. God graciously intervened, and Ngandu is recovering. I wrote to her thanking her for her constant updates to us.
The following is her response. It was a joy to see the list of supplies used on these patients -- all from Project SAVE.
For those of you who helped pack, sort, donate goods, help financially, or help us ship it, I hope this will be an encouragement to you! You are making a difference in the lives of others and are a blessing! A special thanks to Enloe Hospital for the portable x-ray unit they are now able to use - what a tremendous gift!
Hello Janice, it is so nice to hear from you and thank you for the encouraging words. Thank you also for sharing and spreading the word! We are honored you have our stories on your website.
At the time we were using the oxygenator for Ngandu, we had a second patient come in and we ended up using both oxygenators at the same time! For Ngandu alone, besides the oxygenator, we used an IV pole, adult diapers and blue chux, a bedside commode and wheelchair... not to mention the mattress he was laying on and the hospital bed... and even the blanket covering him!
Further update... there is a radiologist in Baltimore who just sent us x-ray cartridges and a lead apron and even a labeling machine to go along with the xray machine you sent!! They also sent us ultrasound gel in large quantities since I am now starting to do ultrasounds on all our antenatal patients! Every Tuesday I do a class for the expecting parents and then an ultrasound in addition to Sal's exam and blood work, etc.
We have delivered over 100 babies and now we have the delivery bed! You have blessed both us and the Zambian people tremendously!
Just this last week a dear woman from Maryland near where I live organized and labeled everything in our medical storage area (all stuff from the container) so that it will be easier for me to access things as need arises. Thank you again! More updates and stories to come, I'm sure. Love, Renee