Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gone to South Africa - OpenMRS Conference

I'm off to Cape Town, South Africa for the 2009 OpenMRS Implementers Meetings. This is a time to get together with the developers and other implementers of OpenMRS software. We use OpenMRS in the hospital to manage our Patient Medical Records.

I'm looking forward to a few vacation days while I'm in South Africa. It just isn't right to travel 3 days going and 3 days returning just to attend a conference which lasts 5 days. I plan to return to Haiti on September 25, 2009.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Statistics of Film Showing

Year Times Shown Attendance Decisions
2005 74 19373 132
2006 82 21617 42
2007 82 15087 116
2008 50 13289 154
2009 YTD 45 9745 72
Total 333 79111 516

Of course these are just rough estimates, and I know God has done immeasurably more than I have asked or we could imagine!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Truck Engine Cylinder Head is OK

Good news, I was able to take the head to Port-au-Prince and have it tested at the machine shop there. The results are good, and I will be able to use my head after they do some work on the valves for me. I was also able to find a new head gasket while I was in town! Please pray I will be able to find a good solution for some of the other gaskets which I still need before things can all go back together!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bad Head Gasket?

I believe I have found the culprit to my overheating problem. Does this look like a bad head gasket to you? See the orange corroded looking area between the front cylinder and the waterhole nearby.

Picture of "bad" Head Gasket