Cecilia went with us to the clothing distribution on Sunday and got a splinter. The medical staff on the group decided to help get that pesky piece of buried wood out of her skin. I had to take a picture because 1. for the most part Cecilia took it well, and 2. Here was our daughter getting work done by a mid-wife, M.D. and a neuro-surgeon. I was just trying to contemplate how much it would have cost in the US to have that splinter taken out by a similarly equipped crew. Good news...the splinter was removed.
Hill Climber coffee is now officially launched. Stickers are being applied to the bags (Dora hard at work) and with the group we officially tasted it last night. Everyone seemed to be pretty satisfied....we are selling 50 lbs to this group alone. The logo and bags could change by next year, but otherwise we will probably try to keep the same method....unless God provides our own coffee roaster somehow, but that is not something at this point we are going out of our way to seek out even though I am sure there are 200 pound coffee roasters available at Best Buy. We had 1/2 whole bean and 1/2 ground, and the medium roast looks just fantastic just looking at the beans, and smells pretty good. I am no coffee snob, but I think there are a few in the group, and they seemed very happy, so we were happy.
We had one patient we had to immediately refer this week, who reportedly fell off a bike, but as we soon discovered....it was something more, something we should not touch. Luckily we were in a local health center that day, and the local doctor wrote him a referral slip to go to the hospital, since it was a bullet wound. We also had two separate abcesses, and a huge hand wound to fix up, plenty of semi-surgery for a week of brigades.