Wednesday in Ghana
As described by Don Hess
Dr Jackson gave the team a 6:00 breakfast start ...each day has been a bit later. Coupled with our stops for the Bank for dollars exchanged and the need for ice, we got to Pokrom Nsabaa by 10:30. Word is spreading to the mountain regions and lines began forming my 6:00 a.m. The older ladies using the canes were handing out the stern looks and were not pleased by our tardiness.
A brief ribbon cutting ceremony took place for the new basketball hoop. Kalah Weaver and Don played vs Seth and Chinedum to show them how the game was played. That was followed by a 30 min. instructional clinic on basketball fundamentals while the medical staff got the day rolling in seeing new patients.
Dr. Jackson and Grace went to the Chief's palace and treated about 20 staff. The Chief is returning thanks by helping politically to get clearance for another van stuck at the port.
It was very difficult to close off the line today as there seems to be a sense of those coming from distances having to come back the next day and the fear of not getting treated. Certainly is difficult.
We made it back to the hotel by 7 o'clock and quickly ordered our meals so that it could be ready in an hour and we all enjoyed the comforts of a warm shower before returning to get our food… Fried rice and chicken seems to be the meal choice.
Dawn is getting her voice back and Gary is still hanging in there with his. Pray that we can get in some more pharmaceutical supplies as we are running short on quite a few items. It was a great day of service.
The Nigerian brothers again had good reports from the prayer tent and are excited about the outdoor crusade Thursday night.
(More commentary to come tomorrow evening!)
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