July 1st…what can I say?

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It is Tuesday and we are back in the hotel. Julie managed 4 lectures today and I spent a frustrating day with a firewall and in the end won and lost that battle.

We started our day with a huge scare (and we continue to be on guard).  There were two deaths from Ebola in the last two days. One from the hospital where the medical school students do their clinical and the other next door to the medical school.  It has put is both on edge. 

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Despite or maybe because of the outbreak both Julie and I feel we really need to do more here. Part of the reason for the problem is the low medical training here.  The Liberian people are warm, smart, friendly, caring, and patriotic. We have seem this every day here.  We have gotten used to being the ‘white people’ here from the outside and really begun to get to understand the limitations everyone here faces. When we went to church here we saw compassion, love, joy, and hope  all one place.  Our friend Chacha said to is “Africa will change you” and she was right.  We are not sure what will happen next except somehow we will come back.