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Chicken in the Crock Pot!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

This morning I worked at updating our hospital website. I am trying to get it updated so I can turn over that responsibility to someone else. I do need to take a few more photos though so I can add them to some pages that had old photos on them.

My hospital: www.bongolohospital.org/

After working on the site I went to town to get diesel in my car and to buy a few groceries.

While eating lunch I watched a dvd of the movie "God's NOT Dead". It was so good! Here's a link to it:

www.amazon.com/Gods-Not-Dead-Kevin-S
orbo/dp/B00JKR2L88


At 6pm I have company over for dinner so I have chicken in the crock pot. I'll fix mashed potatoes and I think warm (green)bean vinaigrette. Will likely add something else but I've not yet decided. The couple is a General Surgeon and her husband who just arrived this past week. The surgeon will be staying for two months, replacing a couple of our surgeons who are in the States right now but her husband needs to get back to work. She has experience in other countries in Africa but this is the first time for working here.

Today's Positives:
1. I'm making progress at updating our hospital's website.
2. I enjoyed watching "God is Not Dead" on dvd.
3. I am enjoying the smell of chicken cooking in the crock pot.

Have a great day!

  
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SURVIVOR61 9/27/2014 9:06PM

    I can just imagine all the smells from the foods that are cooking, ladies... I think that I am gaining weight from imaging it all. Lol Beautiful as usual Carolyn, love the links. emoticon

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JAMER123 9/27/2014 7:32PM

    I haven't done a chicken in the crockpot. Sounds like a great idea! You have 3 great positives! I can imagine the computer updating takes a lot of time. I know I let mine go for a couple months and then spend a lot of time later when I need something!! Keep up the good works! Great videos too.

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MOONGLOWSNANA 9/27/2014 5:48PM

  We are having Pochero for supper tonight. (It's chicken and cabbage with some chorizo, onion and tomato in a kind of Spanish Filipino fusion.) You chicken sounds good too.

I enjoyed reading about the hospital and all of your good works!

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ADIRONDACKMOM 9/27/2014 3:21PM

    Wonderful blog-- thank you for sharing your day and your passion for helping others!!! Love your hospital and the site! God bless you, the patients and the staff at Labamba Hospital.

The dinner sounds delicious!

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GINA180847 9/27/2014 1:52PM

    I loved the hospital site but the site for the movie didn't work so I guess I will watch it when I can. The smell of chicken in the crock pot is enticing, here it is the smell of beef and barley soup. Yummy!

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Another Garage Sale!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

School has kept me very busy, plus now I'm getting ready for another smaller garage sale which will be tomorrow. I had company over for dinner on Wednesday and will have more on Saturday. I keep sorting, throwing, burning, giving and getting rid of my stuff in the house. Some visitors coming in October said that they will take a suitcase of my Stuff back to the US and then mail it to my Mom's home in Omaha, NE. I don't leave Africa until Thanksgiving Weekend the end of November.

Sorry no photo. Just no time to look for one.

Today's Positives:
1. Class went well Tues and today and it's over for this week!!!
2. I started setting things out for tomorrow's garage sale.
3. With all my business, I have remained healthy. I'm thankful to the Lord for this.

Have a good day!!

  
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NEWNANCY2012 9/27/2014 7:41AM

    emoticon God bless you for helping so many people during your 37 years in Africa.

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MOONGLOWSNANA 9/26/2014 10:24AM

  Sounds like things are moving along according to plan! Don't you love it when a plan comes together!

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 9/26/2014 9:40AM

    Good going, girlfriend! emoticon

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JAMER123 9/25/2014 10:21PM

    Great positives!! emoticon emoticon

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GINA180847 9/25/2014 7:14PM

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NEPTUNE1939 9/25/2014 4:47PM

    Amen!

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Farewell Tour!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

During my more than 37 years in Africa I have worked with many churches and village chapels. I have now started a tour on Sundays moving from village to village saying farewell to those in the churches/chapels. So far I have been to two villages and I have two more "booked". I have others trips yet to arrange.

Here is Yisinga, where I was last week. I have ministered in this chapel many times over the years. Money from my friends in the States helped pay for the building of the chapel building (hangar type). Last Sunday attendance was 72 people. There were twelve who stood up at the end of the service to pray to start believing in Christ, including one of the village Chiefs. Praise the Lord.

After lunch on Sunday I was invited for a meal at the home of the Deacon and Deaconess. Villagers also gave me a gift of stalks of sweet bananas, cooking bananas (plantains) and also taro to take home with me.



Today's Positives:
1. My farewell tour is going well and I have been able to let villages know in advance when I plan to arrive.
2. My packing, sorting, getting rid of "stuff" is going fairly well and I plan another small garage sale this coming Friday.
3. I am on a weight loss challenge that ends November 1st and so I am least making SOME wise choices in my eating, amidst my not so wise choices.

Have a good day!!

  
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KPETSCHE 9/21/2014 12:15PM

    You have touched many lives over the past 37 years, Carolyn. I'm glad you are able to get back to some of those places and see the results of some of that love you've sown.
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JAMER123 9/20/2014 10:21PM

    Good to hear all is progressing as well as you hoped it would. It must be hard to do the farewell tours though as you have worked there for 37 yrs. and have made many friends! Enjoy.
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SURVIVOR61 9/20/2014 7:34PM

    Hi Carolyn, I am so Happy for you, that you are indeed getting to say your farewells. I just love seeing your extended families, they are so beautiful. I love the way they love you and our Lord, it brings so much joy every time I see your photos. Thank you for sharing so much of your life and adventures with us. But Thank you most of all for your 37 years of service to our Lord and the people of Africa, for you have indeed enriched their lives for the better of Christ our Savior.
Love Always your sister in Christ
Jill

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MJREIMERS 9/20/2014 6:50PM

    How wonderful that you can go around and say your farewells to all those that you've "touched." I hope you have great visits during your remaining time in Africa. I'm sure it's not easy to say good bye. emoticon

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GINA180847 9/20/2014 2:40PM

    What a great idea saying good-bye a little bit at a time. That way everyone gets a little chunk of your time. They will miss you!

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NYARAMULA 9/20/2014 8:51AM

    Love the photo. Africa thanks you for your service.

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MOONGLOWSNANA 9/20/2014 8:48AM

  It must be difficult to leave a place where you have worked for so long and ministered to the people with love and teachings. It would be different if you could go back to visit but not so being so very far away. You village visits will give everyone a chance to say good by and thank you for coming. It is gratifying that they are sharing what they have with you as their way of saying thank you. Blessings flow both ways! emoticon

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HMBROWN1 9/20/2014 8:09AM

    Great photo! 37 years is a long time. I am sure you will miss everything and everyone there.

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Update.... Time is FLYING!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Teaching Nursing School is going well. I've completed two weeks of the 11 week trimester. I leave the hospital right after exam week so that means I only have 9 weeks left!!!

I'm slowly sorting, throwing, giving, selling and burning my things, papers, etc. It will get done~!!~ On Friday September 26th I'll have another little garage sale only for the other Missionary personnel this time. I'll also have a pile of freebees for them to take if they want. I already have a list of things that people are buying, but that I must still use until just before I move.

I sent ten pounds of books home with a visitor who left a couple of weeks ago. This week I have over 20 pounds of items going to the States with a couple of other visitors. They will mail them to Omaha for me.

I am saddened by the outbreak of Ebola that is going on in West Africa. I do NOT live near this outbreak.

I had some photos I wanted to share but they are on another computer and I want to get an update blog posted.

Today's Positives:
1. Week two of teaching done. CHECK.
2. Twenty plus pounds more of "stuff" sent to the USA via visitors.
3. Making progress on getting rid of my stuff!!

Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)

  
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ZELLAZM 9/20/2014 6:33AM

    I'm glad to hear that your area is safe from Ebola. I have a friend with Wycliff in Senegal and they are busy producing and translating pamphlets to distribute in order to educate people on the disease.

Only 9 weeks! I wish I could be at your yard sale - I love yard sales. But I need to be simplifying too, and not adding to my stock of stuff. Enjoy and much success!

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 9/19/2014 7:36AM

    Moving is good for one BIG thing - cleaning out! You have made fantastic progress!
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JAMER123 9/19/2014 12:21AM

    And the time will be going fast as well. Sounds like you have planned well. Thanks for sharing the positives as well!!
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GINA180847 9/18/2014 5:15PM

    Sweet endings and new beginnings Carolyn!

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JAMBABY0 9/18/2014 3:50PM

    good luck and good progress

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Falling COWS!!!

Monday, September 08, 2014



The title and the photo was just to get you to my blog!!

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Today's Positives:
1. Work went well this morning. I got my course material ready to hand out in my Pediatrics class which starts tomorrow.
2. I'm getting items packed up to send to the States with a visitor who is leaving at the end of the month, a couple of months before me.
3. Our cool weather is still here and the hot season has not yet started.

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P.S. The photo came on an email from the following website:

www.funny-potato.com/

  
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MTNGRL 9/11/2014 6:51PM

    I think that might just happen on our steep mountain roads! BTW, so far we have seen cows, bears, skunks, possums, deer, pigs, sheep, squirrels and turtles in our road. Then there are dogs, birds and chickens..always an adventure here!

Fall weather here for a few days. I think some places in the Dakota's got snow today. UGH!

Happy packing!

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GINA180847 9/9/2014 1:29AM

    Well it worked, I am here!

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JAMER123 9/8/2014 9:15PM

    Cute sign!! Wonder where we can find the cows :-)
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GAYLLYNNE 9/8/2014 4:13PM

    Hmmm, falling cow? I must make sure I watch out for them!

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ROBBIEY 9/8/2014 1:04PM

  The sign got my attention. Where are the cows falling from?
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