- Mike, Julie, Eden and Caleb
We are in the US for a few months and want to take time to say “Thank you” to all of you who have supported us in being at Tenwek in one way or another. We do hope and plan to spend time with as many of you as we can while stateside.
Moving back to Kenya in 2015 with our family was a big change from being there as a young couple without children. God has helped us to get settled at Tenwek and even gave us a brand new home to live in (if it is in fact done by the time we get back in January!). All of us feel at “home” there and are eager to return.
Our sense is that these first two years back have been a healthy start to our service at Tenwek Hospital. Certainly many children have been helped in surgery - with our first survivors of particular congenital problems now thriving at home. The surgical trainees have learned about the specialty of children’s surgery and together we have struggled with issues of faith alongside one another, our patients and their families. Julie has been able to enjoy serving with the Tabitha women’s ministry and beams when she tells their stories. Eden has found ways to be involved that fit her well and have been a great blessing - both to others and to her parents. Caleb is doing well and God has provided excellent people to care for his congenital eye problem.
So we are grateful to God for his faithfulness and to you - those who have by word or deed enabled and encouraged us to be at Tenwek. We simply want to say “Thank you”.
Mike (pediatric surgeon) and Julie (nurse/mother to two) living in Kenya, East Africa