Saturday, March 28, 2015

Health Fair- closing program

Heading to the closing program
The closing program included a play about malaria prevention and cure.
The "mosquitos" buzzed around biting everyone, while they tried to slap them.
The story of the play followed one family.  The grandfather had malaria, but wouldn't go to the doctor until it was too late.
When the daughter caught malaria, they got her the proper treatment in time.
The program ended with a prize drawing for those who completed all eight of the educational stations.  There were multiple prize baskets donated, and it was fun to see people get their prizes.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Health Fair- Education part 2

The other educational stations at the health fair were the following:

5. Blood pressure
6. Malnutrition
7. Eye clinic
8. Eye clinic game

For more pictures see Health Fair- Education 2

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Health Fair- Education

The main purpose of the health fair was health education. 

There were 8 stations for the employees and their spouses to visit. 
The first 4 were:
1. Diarrhea- prevention and treatment
2. Cakewalk (just for fun!)
3. Malaria- prevention and treatment
4. Leprosy- awareness and treatment

For more pictures see Health Fair- Education 1 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Health Fair: Children's Games

Around 70 children were divided into six groups for the activities.
The stations were:
1. Soccer relay
2. Duck-duck-goose (and similar games)
3. Playground
4. Wordless book/ bracelet activity
5. Coloring pages
6. Water balloon toss
All the tables and benches were in use in other areas,
but the kids made do with the concrete or placing their pages on their laps.
These boys were so careful with their water balloon!
It was cute to watch them.

The playground is always a big hit!

Pastor Francoise guides some of the children in the soccer relay.

For more pictures see Games 1 and Games 2 on our Wegners4theROC Facebook page

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tenpennys back in the US

Thank you for your prayers for the Tenpenny family.  They are back in the US now.  You can follow their updates on Reigning in Life.

Health Fair: Soccer Match

The health fair was a huge success!
We had a beautiful morning for the outdoor activities,
and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
Mama Sarah and Stephanie finalizing some of the preparations. 
The first part of the health fair was a soccer match:
medical staff and hygienists (orange) vs. logistical staff (blue)
The blue won- 1-0

Some of the logistical staff posing with Dr. Harvey

Click for more pictures of the Prep and Set-Up and the Soccer Match.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cooking in Impfondo- 3

"Cooking in Impfondo" is a series with recipes and cooking tips for our town.  It will give you a picture of a little slice of our life here, and who knows, maybe a few ideas! 

Ingredients look a little
different in Impfondo
than the US grocery stores!
Brenda's Brownies
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix dry ingredients, then add wet and mix well.
Place in a 9x9 pan.
Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

Anna’s note: I usually double this recipe, and cook it in a 9x13 pan. If you want to deepen the chocolate flavor, add a teaspoon of instant coffee with the dry ingredients. You can substitute Matinel for the unsweetened cocoa. When doing this, I usually decrease the sugar, and increase the amount of Matinel.

It's nice to have help
and advice with those.

Banana Muffins (from Sarah Speer)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3-1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 Tablespoons water or milk
3 bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon baking soda (add with bananas)
1/2 cup oil

Mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Set aside.
Mix water, banana/baking soda, and oil. Add to dry ingredients.
Place in muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees, 10-12 minutes.

On it's way to being
Chicken Noodle Soup.
Tip #3 for Cooking in Impfondo:
Remember you're not on your own.  Ask for recipes or how-to from those around you.  You can ask another ex-pat the best way to make familiar recipes from home, like brownies, banana muffins or pancakes.

You can ask someone Congolese what to do with the ingredients you find here.  Some of them look a bit different, and some of them ARE different.  Don't be afraid to try something new!