Friday, March 4, 2011
Who needs school?
Today, Michelle, Jade and I had the opportunity to help with a medical outreach clinic put on my Sister Freda and her staff. This entire experience was amazing! First of all, it was at the Kitale Women's Prison- a place we've started investing in and are growing to love. Secondly, it was really neat to help meet the physical needs of these women and to do so in the name of Christ. Even after seeing all of the inmates (and their children), each of the prison guards met with one of the doctors. I played pharmacist and by the end of the day could decode the prescription notes as well as quickly find each medication--something people go to years of schooling for in the states! After giving several immunization shots, Jade said it best: "What we're learning here is that we don't really need to go to school for all of this." Don't worry parents, she's just kidding! We do recognize the importance of school, but we're certainly learning that being a mzungu in Kenya usually carries as much qualification as any college diploma.