We have arrived in Dodoma. Such a different place than Dar! Cooler
days and nights, quieter community, and smaller than the big city! We
were greeted by Mwimbe and her husband Constantine. They have just
moved back to Tanzania from Germany themselves. Mwimbe, who is
Tanzanian and German, is a consultant who has been hired to assess the Mvumi Hospital that is in need of some attention. We are going to be
working with her to meet with doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and
administrators on how to be effective health care providers. It is a
perfect place for Danny and I to learn and experience what it means to
transition and be a part of creating a facility and people into a new
vision. This helps to meet our goals and objectives for this year.
We are very excited.
We are going to spend the day, Tuesday, February 12th loading up
supplies for life in Mvumi which is more rural and without many
resources. We are being hosted today by Naftal, someone who is known
by our friends the Gingriches. Naftal's family and he are friends
with Karl Gingrich who did much work in Tanzania. Through that
relationship Naftal was sponsored to come to the US to go to college
at Bowling Green State University. In the small world of things, some
of his best friends in college were from Nordonia High School, where
Murphy graduated, and we know some of the same people! He is also
good friends with Mwibme and her family and lives right around the
corner from where we are staying at the Humble House in Dodoma. He is
getting us a phone and taking very good care of us! God is preparing
a way for us! It really is a small world.