It was great to have a couple of lively girls blow in from New Plymouth recently. Edith and Raewyn's trip out to us was inspired from a conversation that happened (I understand) while they were at my mum's place during a homegroup meeting. Edith had a 'significant' birthday approaching, and she declared 'I would really like to go overseas to mark this birthday'. Raewyn replies 'and I will come with you'.
Sorry girls - shocker of a photo of you - but you get to see a couple of our current patients. Leakanah (in the black top) is a top little lady - receiving chemo and radiation, she has been with us for about three months. We are so impressed with her heart and attitude that we have just offered her a staff position for Sundays! Sarin (in floral attire) came to us about three weeks ago. For the three months prior, she had been curled up, comatose-like and close to starvation. Something traumatic had hit her, that we are still working through on. Now, she is eating up large, talking, beginning to walk again - and she has just said 'yes, please' to Jesus.
For 10 weeks prior to Edith and Raewyn coming, we had Tash from Christchurch staying with us. Tash was great - diving into her roles as school teacher (at New Life School) and teaching hip-hop to all and sundry with great enthusiasm and making more friends then anyone before her. Somehow, I never did get a pic taken of her - sorry Tash!!