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The Journey continues

May 16, 2018 in News

Today Andrew and Jennie left Chitokoloki on the rest of their saga heading South to Capetown. The old Landrover had a bit of cosmetic makeup, a few repairs and some fiberglass to make sure the windshield did not fall out and good to go.

Their route is to be down the West bank of the Zambezi, into Namibia at Katima Mulilo and through the pediclle and then after a few side trips south to Capetown.

We wish them safe travels on the rest of the trip before they return to the UK for a job waiting for Andrew in Northern Ireland in late June.

From the Isle of Man to Chit… In a Land Rover!

May 12, 2018 in News

Andrew and Jennie McAdam have spent the last five months helping out in Chitokoloki.  Andrew is a doctor and the son of Dr McAdam, who has been the doctor at Chitokoloki for many years.  Jennie is a nurse, originally from Canada, and together they have been a welcome addition to the medical team at the hospital and to the missionary group in Chitokoloki.

But what is most noteworthy about their visit is how they got to Chitokoloki.  Most people cover the five thousand air miles between the United Kingdom and Zambia in a Boeing, and have just enough time for a couple meals, a movie and a nap.  Andrew and Jennie left the Isle of Man in October 2017 in a 1992 Land Rover.  Their trip took them through France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania to Greece.  They crossed the Mediterranean Sea at Athens, landing in Alexandria, Egypt, and travelled down through North Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, arriving in Zambia in January 2018.  They will be leaving Chitokoloki soon to continue on to Cape Town via Namibia, ending the trip.  We’ve appreciated having them with us and wish them an enjoyable finish to their trip!

Fourth Annual Eye Clinic in April

May 9, 2018 in News

Once again in the month of April, Dr Peter Norris and his wife Cathy visited Chitokoloki bringing with them not only their expertise and service but hundreds of pairs of glasses to add to the stock that had been shipped in past years. During the one month that they were here they dispensed over 750 pairs of glasses to over 500 patients and many are seeing much better now than they were a month before.

Each year that they have visited they have improved the clinic and now have an excellent data base and very modern equipment which enables them to check eyes for prescription and then the data program identifies the most suitab

 

le pair of glasses from the inventory. Each patients records are then kept and those that received glasses are able to leave with a brand new pair, free of charge.

We are most grateful for their visit and are thankful to the Lord for their great contribution.