Up there, the team will be joined by the experienced PNG midwife (Linda Tano), who is hoping to move to the District centre of Angoram soon. Jim and Robyn have been attempting to get an allocated, but VERY run-down, house ready for Linda to move there permanently. And that will mean that she can help co-ordinate a more intense program for the women......a new and long awaited phase for Living Child.
Things can and do move very slowly and unpredictably in PNG, but the women are certainly enthusiastic about the attention and training, and plans for an experienced midwife to live in their area! Pray for good health and energy, for safety in travel for everyone, for clarity in teaching and training, for understanding and agreement from the men, for all the logistics of travel/meals. accommodation and learning areas, for the work to be done quickly for Linda's house, for her official government staff transfer paperwork to be completed, and for good access to the equipment and supplies needed to open the maternity ward in Angoram. All the pieces are slowly falling into place!