Father’s Day in Munda

Father’s day is an important event in the church calendar. Morning worship in the church at Kokeqolo included several choirs followed by over 80 children from Sunday school singing with great enthusiasm. After the service the fathers were presented with flower garlands and then lunch in the community hall with the inevitable speeches, on this occasion given by two hospital staff: the new statistics officer Venge on behalf of the children/young people and the hospital boat driver Manasah replied on behalf of the fathers.
Rev Helena with Katy & Maxine from Uniting Health Care in Queensland attended the occasions in the middle of their 12 day visit to the hospital and college of nursing. They are currently sharing Robina House with two very enthusiastic medical students from the U.K. Watching our skilled midwife Irene deliver a footling breech with a prolapsed umbilical cord was an early introduction to life here for these students. Fortunately the baby survived and has done very well. We are grateful to the last group of medical students from the University of East Anglia (Peter, Ben and Tom) who brought with them a substantial supply of medicines: the supply of essential medicines from the National Medical Store in Honiara seems to be worse than we can remember with many items out of stock either nationally or locally.

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