It was music to my ears. A new hospital!
After hearing all the nightmare stories from other hospitals and paying crazy amounts at the British clinic, I was ready to give it a try. Jason and I took a tour of the new hospital last year and were thrilled! It was clean! It was nice! It was organized! It had its own blood bank! (Hey, the thought of having to go pick up your blood across town in a plastic grocery bag was not too thrilling, so a blood bank is exciting news!)
Last week I finally got an excuse to test out this new hospital. I was ready for an adventure... and I was not disappointed.
That's what fuel for vehicles is called. Right now, there are two things you need to know about petro: 1) It costs roughly $5.50 a gallon... actually sold in liters here. 2) There is a shortage because our southern neighbor has closed the border due to an election protest, I think.
Now that you know what you need to know about petro, it's time for an adventure story.
We have a house helper named Dipikha. We love her and her family so much. We love sharing special first time experiences with them. When we get a care package, we love letting them try new things. Recently, we shared a new "first" with them. Someone sent us some marshmallows... time for roasting.
Yesterday, we went to visit the national pastor's family of the church we attend. They just had a new baby, and this was the first chance we were able to visit. Lydia was so tiny and beautiful!
The mother (Rupa) and I began discussing differences between how Americans raise their babies and how the people here raise their babies. It was quite interesting.