CMDA

Ways you know you’re at a medical conference…

1) When you get to the conference and start seeing signs on rooms saying things like:  Breakout: Infectious Diarrhea;  Viral Meningitis   and Closure of Upper Flaps.

2) At breakfast, a guy is demonstrating a surgery procedure on a dinner roll with a butter knife.

3) There are limbless  infant CPR dummies lined up in the back of the room where you’re having worship.

Carmen was super busy, attending up to 7 academic courses a day but we managed to squeeze in time at meals and afternoon swims and nightime game play. The girls enjoyed having sleepovers in each other’s hotel rooms and Carmen and I loved the niece/aunt bonding time with the girls. Most of the attendees at CMDA were doctors, nurses, and dentists serving all over the world- mostly in underserved  underdeveloped and developing countries.  It was a very interesting and kind group of people and we enjoyed getting to know some of them and worshipping together. The girls loved attending classes every morning and afternoon- meeting lots of friends, studying the names of God, swimming, watching movies, and making crafts.

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At the beautiful Suan Bua resort. The mountains and the beautiful ponds, flowers, streams, sunrises, and trees pointed constantly to God. So refreshing.
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Loving the playground

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Monopoly Deal. Some of us NEVER get tiered of that game! 🙂

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Claire and Lydia sleepover complete with a long bath and reading aloud.

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The kids sang at the evening worship time:  “Name Above all Names” “On a Day Like This” and “Heaven is a Wonderful Place”

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Lots of pool time. All the girls had to work up a little courage for the waterslide. “We are physically confident and strong!”

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Headed home.

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Game play in the top bunk.

DSC_0217Chugging into Bangkok just in time for the sunrise from the train window.

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