Hard Work and Attention to Detail

By carefully observing my friend Tony and his sartorial habits I was able to pull this off.

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I had noticed we had the same shirt, and I caught on to the fact that this shirt seemed to make it to the top of his choices on Mondays or Tuesdays. And so with great strategy this last Monday, I finally managed to come into work dressed as Tony. These are great times on the Internal Medicine service at Kijabe Hospital. (I think I need a life!)

 

Colobus Monkeys

This picture was taken by a friend here in Kijabe. (Ansley Kynes for those who wish to know). She timed it just right! The Abyssinian black-and-white colubus is my favorite local monkey. They don’t break into the house like the small monkeys, and they are not mean like the baboons. But what I love most about them is how they leap from tree to tree and how they welcome the dawn with their low pitched cry.

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Chess at RVA

I appreciate the teachers and staff at RVA that encourage the kids in the normal things of life.  Peter looks hopeful in this picture as he takes on the highly regarded Mr. Tilly. A mountain of victory worth trying to summit.

Pest Control

When you find rodents in the house, the obvious next step is . . . an investment in the future.

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Welcoming a new pet.

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Medical Education

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Ultrasound practice makes perfect

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Karanja is one of my many excellent medical officer interns. He is a very good doctor,and I would trust him with my family. There are others like him, who have come to Kijabe after finishing medical school to do their first year of post-medical school graduation training which is referred to as an internship. This is a year of practicing medicine under the supervision of consultant / attending physicians. It is a system much like we use in the United States to be sure all of our medical school graduates transition from classwork to the practical work of actually caring for patients. I am privileged to serve as one of the consultant physicians at Kijabe, and truly the pleasure is all mine. It is a great blessing to work with these young doctors. Karanja is a good example, as he strives to become better at each skill placed in front of him. I am humbled by his and the others’ desire for knowledge. God is using Kijabe to train doctors for works of service throughout east Africa, and when I talk to these young men and women I am challenged by their ambition to show God’s love and compassion through their work and lives.