Medical Supplies Needed!

We go through lots of supplies! Student nurses learn how to suture under supervision of veteran missionary nurse Rachel Muldoon.

We go through lots of supplies! Student nurses learn how to suture under supervision of veteran missionary nurse Rachel Schellenberger.

Updated July 4, 2013–We will be shipping the container this Fall, and need the supplies sent to the address below by the end of September. THANK YOU to all who have already given!

March 20, 2013–Kunai Health Centre is in need of more supplies! Last year we sent a container with medical supplies, and just over a year later, the supplies are used up. We’ve been contacted by several churches and individuals who desire to help us with this need. A missions support group from our home church has generously offered to help coordinate and ship for us, so we are extending this plea for supplies.

We do request that you limit what you might send to only those items on the following list. These are the items we need, and other items would not only be wasted, but would cost us extra in shipping and air freight.

Also–and we don’t want to be picky, but we must be honest–please do not send liquids. We can re-hydrate things here at our location in the bush. The liquids add to our air freight costs, as EVERYTHING has to be flown in. We don’t have access to a road at all.

Please contact us at    lenaallen@yahoo.com   if you have any questions. Please ship all supplies to:

Bob and Stacy Norcross
907 W. Palmyra Lake
Palmyra, IN 47164

Thank you for being a blessing!

Multivitamins with iron
Children’s chewable vitamins with iron
Powdered milk
Baby formula powder (not liquid)
Naproxen (Aleve)
Ibuprofen (Advil)
Diphenhydramine (Benedryl–not liquid)
Vicks Vaporub
Baby bottles, nipples, and rings
Baby bottle brushes
Washcloths
Women’s elastic waist skirts (ladies’ size 10 and under)
Baby shirts or onesies (for one-year-olds and under)
Baby caps and booties
*We only need clothes for children under one year.
2″, 3″, and 4″ ACE wrap bandages
Muscle rub (like Ben Gay or Theragesic)
Anti-fungal cream (like tolfanate; we have plenty of hydrocortisone)
Ointment for sores (like Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic)
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Band-aids (standard size)
4×4 6-8 ply gauze
2×2 6-8 ply gauze
Kerlex bandages
Sutures (only 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, & 5-0 sizes)
Fiberglass casting material
Disposable bed covering pads (Chux)
Hand gloves (small, medium, large)
Zip-lock bags (all sizes)

Margaret sorting TB medicine for some of our many TB patients.

Margaret sorting TB medicine for some of our many TB patients.

Second Chances

One of the local teenagers made her own way and did her own thing.  We helped her in labor and during the delivery of her first child, a little girl.  Though this young mom has had plenty of opportunities to follow the Lord, she continually made bad decisions.  Many girls here leave their unwanted babies to die in the bush.  Thankfully, this teen girl’s sister from a distant village was visiting when she delivered.  The sister already has an adopted teenage daughter of her own, but has never had any natural born children.  She fell in love with this little one, and has since taken her back to her own village a couple of days hike away.  She will continue on baby milk for another 8-9 months.

Two lives rescued

Follow up story (January 2013): This young teen, through the witness and faithful love of the believers here, has become a believer and is growing strong in the Lord. Pray for her as she learns to walk in her new life in Jesus Christ.

Libby’s New Life

The pastor of Kotidanga Baptist Church, James Naudi and his wife Kelisa, have been unable to have a child.  About a year ago, they adopted Libby. Kelisa has very carefully learned and followed instructions on boiling water, mixing the formula and keeping the bottles clean. Not long after the Libby was adopted, her natural parents began attending church.  Early in 2012 her biological father, Apollo, accepted Christ as his Savior.

Baby Libby with her mama, Kelisa Naudi

Baby Libby with her mama, Kelisa Naudi