X-ray machine servicing

A unused mobile x-ray machine was donated from Inverness Vet College and brought to Strachur by Bob Baxter with a load of boxes from NE Scotland via the Blythswood depot at Everton. Keith Feay on a recent visit to Strachur was able to ensure that the equipment is in working condition and serviced. It will be shipped in the next container to Embangweni Hospital. This completes the supply to each large mission hospital of a fixed x-ray machine and a mobile machine. The supply of films and
chemicals is another problem!

John returns from Malawi

John has returned, safe and sound, from Malawi. These are difficult days for Malawi as it struggles with shortages of fuel and foreign exchange. The Malawian Kwacha has been devalued by 10%

In mid – July peaceful demonstrations brought the country to a halt and, unfortunately, ended in violence, looting and a number of deaths. Currently the U.N. are mediating talks to try to resolve the issues.

The days ahead are going to be challenging. Please pray for the very many ordinary people who are affected by all this. Their lives are difficult already.

Thankfully the harvest has been good and there is plenty of maize about. For more information on the current situation, look at Google news for Malawi.