Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Tuesday

Good evening, Friends! Blessings to you all!

I don't have a lot on my mind tonight, but thought I'd give you a quick update on our work.

Today, Ken did a lot of networking work trying to get the wireless access points to work throughout the hospital complex. He found that it is really hard to transmit a wireless signal because of the metal windows, metal roofs, rebar in the walls, etc. The wireless signal likes to just scatter/bounce off of metal surfaces. We also found out that only one access point we expected to be here already is actually here. Additionally, the one router that was already here can't be configured the way we're configuring the rest. Please pray for God's guidance in getting the networking configured in the best way possible!

I spent a majority of the day getting desk phones and portable phones configured so that when the network is ready, we can start distributing phones. Tomorrow, I think the plan is for me to work with Ed and a Malian worker to teach them how to configure the phones. This should go well, but pray that God will let this training go smoothly so that they are able to sustain the phone system when we are gone.

Ken cooked eggs with ham this morning and it was really a great way to start the day! Tonight, the Malian man made us tacos. This was really good and I found out cucumbers and ranch dressing are great in tacos too! Of course, I'm either really hungry or the cucumbers here don't taste like the ones at home. I hate cucumbers at home.

Thanks to all those that have been praying for us! We can feel God's presence, guiding our hands and minds in His work here. God has brought us through town safely each time and has provided us great nourishment when it is needed! Most of all, I am not sun burned yet! hee hee.

God bless you all!


Anonymous said...

Matt, your blogs are a delight to read ! We continue to pray for every detail as you bring God the glory. Blessings! Denise D.

Vicki Reeder said...

Hi Matt,
Sounds like you are faced with multiple challenges . . . may God grant wisdom to you and Ken as you face unexpected issues. Just think of all the stories you'll have to tell and of all the memories you are making!!! Vicki