"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen."
1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)

Day 8, Wednesday April 23: Work continues

Wednesday was basically all day fabrication. We were finishing up several of the prostheses and planned to start getting people back for fitting on Friday. When the people had come for casting, we got their phone number or someone's phone number they knew to contact them...all except Joel and Jessica. Neither of them had phones, so they said they would listen to the radio station for an announcement for them to come back for fitting. 

Some instruction from Chris on socket design...like the good ol' days. (I did my prosthetic residency with Chris.) I absolutely loved working with her again on this trip. I sure do miss seeing her and John everyday.

Hilda came for fitting of her teeth with John.

All 3 of us hard at work.

John was so awesome to grind and smooth the prosthetic sockets. The carbon dust makes you so itchy..that's why he's wearing the sleeved apron.

Cason dropped by to talk with John. I'm sure he had lots of fun questions and insight. :)

Haley getting an impression done for a tooth. She had a tooth with a wire, like a retainer, but John made her one without the wire. 

Jason and Blu installing ceiling tiles.

Jason working on the outdoor lights. The bulbs that were in the lights were apparently too high wattage and caused some issues with wiring, so Jason changed all the bulbs and fixed a few lights that weren't working.

Later in the afternoon there was a birthday party at the dining hall for Ricky and Kelsey. I'm not sure where the tradition comes from, but the birthday person (or people in this case) get water poured on them after singing, presents and cake. 

The birthday guy and gal. 

The water pouring part. Kelsey had already ran away from her seat. 

Wanted to include some scenery pictures. Enjoy :)

Beautiful view from the water tower. That's the road coming in from the gate to New Day.

This is a picture of a "sausage tree". That's the only name I heard it called while at New Day. The fruit of the tree really does look like sausage just hanging on a tree. I researched it once I got home, and it's called a Kigelia tree. We were warned not to just stand under the tree...a falling "sausage" would really hurt.

Wes told us this is a violet breasted roller bird. The colors are beautiful!

I took this sunset picture from the front porch of The Ark. 

*Next post is Day 9: First fitting and more patients

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