Prayer filled greetings from St. Peter Parish in Nkololo as we continue to celebrate the octave of Easter and prepare to celebrate the universal church celebration of Divine Sunday. Our parish is the Diocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy and a place of pilgrimage. Preparations are a challenge as we never know how many people will make the journey here. Over the years we have had about 1000 people in church and many outside. We will use an outdoor speaker to help people participate. Join with us Sunday in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet and to pray the words Jesus gave us, “Jesus, I Trust in You”.
On 26 Dec. 2018 I “opened up the field”, that is, I got a new letter started. Today 09 Feb. 2019 I’m going to get another letter started. Indoors is not my favorite place but today I’m not going to trim bushes or work in the garden until evening. Our indoor temperature is 90’F. I was out this morning in a very hot sun and that is enough for awhile. I’m not sure but it seems that as the years go by I don’t have the tolerance of heat that I used to have. I never thought that it would do it but now I have a fan in my office and does the breeze ever feel good.
When I was growing up on the farm we exchanged work with our neighbor up on the hill. I still remember how anxious he was to combine oats. I always enjoyed the ritual of “opening up the field” often before the oats had fully matured. After making a short run with the combine he would stop and we would all stand around with a hand full of oats, feeling for moisture and hardness of the grain giving our opinions whether to give it another try. We usually had to wait a few days but at least we had made a beginning and we knew that the equipment was ready to move when the time came.
That is the way with letter writing. Today, Wednesday, the...
This is a very long letter. I have not written for many months. Many events have taken place. Few are mentioned.
For those of you who will be giving thanks on Thanksgiving I pray that your day will be filled with many blessings and joy. Although we do not celebrate Thanksgiving here due to our different seasons of the year I do give thanks daily for all of my good friends and relatives that have made God’s work possible here at St. Peter Parish in Nkololo and for Songambele Hospital.
I returned to Tanzania on Friday night, 12 October. As usual during the long flight my thoughts were on my parish of St. Peter in Nkololo a...
Aziz Swalehe, Songambele Hospital Administrator, wrote the following article recognizing Somgambele's continued effort to maintain a state-of-the-art facility in partnership with Tanzanian regulations. Thank you, Aziz!
Quality and Safety First
Songambele, like US health facilities are inspected to assure there is administration and health quality control. In Tanzania, inspections are done by the Ministry of Health (Government of Tanzania).These Inspections include daily work plan commitments, environmental issues, staffing performance, guidelines, rules and regulation implementation and staffing challenges.