Tuesday, 19 October 2010

A Night at Kudjip Hospital

"A Night at Kudjip Hospital" is a video documentary recently posted by Engage Magazine.  It tells the story of one of Dr. Bill's call nights without electricity and in the dark.

Well, I'm sorry if I have ever complained about the sporadic electricity.  Now we are having problems with TOO MUCH power...  

The first power surge came about three weeks ago.  There was a loud boom during Monday morning chapel.  Loud boom = not good.  The surge burned out the station phone system, home computers and electronics, and various equipment around the hospital.  When and how the phone system will be fixed isn't clear yet.  Maybe the end of November?  For now if there is an emergency or other need at the hospital, the nurses have to send messages to the on call doc by security guard.  (I haven't decided if this makes call better or worse.)  Pray that our patients won't suffer from delays in notifying the doctor!  

The second surge came last Thursday during prayer meeting.  Suddenly the lights in the room became brighter and began to buzz.  Brighter buzzing lights = not good either.  The following morning we learned that the internet was no longer working.  Our best method of communication with the outside world was knocked out... yet another martyr to PNG Power.  Luckily we were able to get some parts and the service was restored early this week.

Power surges and power outages.  We are so in need of rebuilding our hydroelectric dam.  Proposals and plans are in progress but a new hydro is still months or years away.  Your prayers would be appreciate for this as well.

Writing on power issues has turned my thoughts to the Source of all power.  In light of our challenges here on earth, the power of God only seems more perfect and holy and awesome!  Papa, thank you for your life-giving power.

"His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him how called us by his own glory and goodness."
~ 2 Peter 1:3

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