I spent two days at the remote and idyllic Shyira Hospital.
In many respects they lack much of what we take for granted in the US ? for example, they only have electricity for two hours each evening, when the generator is running.
But in other respects, they have so much that we lack ? peacefulness and even solitude. We went to bed shortly after the lights went out at 8:30pm, and got up before 6:00am, fully rested. The hospital starts its day at 7:00am.
Today, after morning report, I gave a talk, at the Kings' invitation. Caleb translated ? into French, which the staff understand. They also speak some English and everyone is fluent in Kinyarwanda, the national language.
I used a talk I gave a couple of years ago at Duke ? on spirituality and health. I think it all went fine.
Both yesterday and today we spent time rounding on the wards ? peds, adult medicine and obstetrics.
Today Will put together home-made Play-Doh, and taught the kindergartners how to make things. He is having a great time at Shyira.
This evening I left him there and returned to Kigali, where I'll spend the next couple of days.