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Archive for May, 2008
This will be our last e-mail from Green Pastures as we pack up and leave in 8days. It’s been a busy round of dhaal bhat (rice and lentil) meals with our Nepalese friends and colleagues and this continues right up until the point at which we leave. At school the children have been making memory books and have even made a film about their school.
At Green Pastures my handover has gone well. I’m trying to play less and less of a role. That’s easy to do when it comes to the administration side of my work, but harder on the ward round where I still quite like to contribute. As you know we’ve been quite discouraged at the long term outcomes for our spinal cord injury patients but this week we were greatly encouraged by 2 young girls who were determined to get back on their feet once again. One girl had a complete injury at a level that left her with no voluntary muscle movement in her legs. Amazingly with the help of a brace and great upper body strength, she has developed a way of walking using her trunk to swing her legs forward. The girl in the next bed, who had a much less severe injury, had no choice but to follow her example and she to got up and started to walk. The healthy competition that has developed between the two of them has been really helpful and a great example to the other patients of just what it is possible to do.
Finally we want to say thank you to those of you who have faithfully supported and prayed for us for close to 5years now. It has been a privilege to be able to fulfill our calling by serving in Nepal and we are mindful that we could have have done this without your support.
We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible on deputation during the coming 11weeks.
Please note our new address and contact details:
12 Church Street
If you want phone number and email please contact WBC church office.
Iain & Fiona