This week started off with a good walk to the Port gate on Monday night with two new friends, an OT nurse and a teacher, it was good to get some much needed exercise. Robin the OT nurse and I went to the wards again for a visit. I had managed to cut out some material and get hold of some needles and thread, I thought some of the ladies may like to sew some phone holders, which they did. As I am not very good at sewing it was quite funny when one of the male nurses corrected my instructions and then one of the other ladies realised it would be better to sew them inside out. Fran, at least I had a bit of practice with our home group.
I have requested and its been okayed that I can go along on Friday afternoon to a celebration for the fiscular patients. They each get a beautiful dress and there hair and makeup done, I believe it's a very beautiful and heart warming occasion, so I am so excited to be able to go along.
Last night was a Bible study on Philippians and I really got a lot out of it. One of the big themes that came through for me was about Jesus character of humility (controlled strength in putting others first) I was mightily challenge and also we pondered the difference between accepting Jesus as Saviour which I think is receiving our life, and then accepting Him as Lord, which made me think of us then giving it back to Him for His purposes. It's wonderful to know we can trust Him to only do what is good, kind, loving and for everyone's good.
Tonight I attended a medical talk on global trends. The basic message was making surgery affordable, accessible (distance wise) and having enough surgeons and anaesthetists trained and staying in the counties of training. A lot more was said and it was very interesting.
I am very much looking forward to the weekend were I may visit a prison or stay on ship and do some drawing.