Sunday, January 20, 2013

Home sweet home...

I've been back in Sierra Leone for a 8 days now and I'm happy to be here. It's been a busy but good week. It did take a little getting used to things, like remembering to charge my electronic devices in the evening since we have had very little power at the house during the day, the noise of barking dogs and generators at night, standing out in a crowd (or not even in a crowd), poor water pressure in the shower, taking taxis, etc. It's been good though. There's a shortage of water in Freetown but thankfully our landlady is arranging for water trucks to deliver water to the house, so we have been fine so far. Harmattan is still ongoing, so the place is very dusty! The mornings and evenings are relatively cool but the afternoons can get pretty hot. Traffic has been pretty good due to various reasons which I will elaborate on in a later post. Work is going well - trying to put a few things in place and continue with where we left off. Good progress is being made on the x-ray project and I'll write more about that this coming week. Bottom line right now is that I am glad to be back in Freetown. Happy Sunday to you all.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Two vacancies with Welbodi...

The Welbodi Partnership is looking for people to join our team in Freetown to work at the Ola During Children's Hospital. We are advertising for two positions: a volunteer project coordinator and a project manager. If you are interested, please click on the links below for further details including the job description and application procedure. 

Vacancy: Project Manager

Will you help us improve healthcare for the children in Sierra Leone?

If you know of someone else who might be interested, please forward this message to them.

Best wishes for 2013 on behalf of the Welbodi Partnership team.

Happy New Year...

Happy New Year to my friends and family all over the world.

So far 2013 has been great. I spent New Year's Eve with a friend and it was fun to chat and laugh our way into the New Year. Day 1 was spent relaxing, playing, talking, spending time with family and an evening out with my brother. Day 2 is spent in Colorado with family, going to a museum, hopefully getting some frozen yoghurt and then packing for my trip back to the Netherlands.

I am confident that 2013 is going to be a great year full of opportunities, adventures and successes. I am excited that the x-ray project will become a reality and know that we will make more progress at the Children's Hospital. I am sure there will be challenges and probably failures along the way but hopefully that will make me a better and stronger person in the end. 

I am sure that this will be a year of change. I'm not exactly sure what lies ahead or how big those changes will be but I will 'go with the flow' and see where God leads.  It is both a bit frightening and exciting. I'm often reluctant to change but am convinced that if He orchestrates the changes, my life will be so much better. 

I'm looking forward to 2013. My hope is that it will be a year of opportunity, adventure, success, laughter, positive change and amazing friendship.

~ Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. micah 6:8 ~