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Kurdistan 2012

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S: Kurdistan April 13-22, 2012

FC: "Learn from Yesterday. Live for Today. Hope for Tomorrow."

1: Kurdistan April 13-22, 2012

2: Our flight was overbooked by 40 people | We got bumped! | {Philadelphia International Airport

3: "Faith is not believing God can, it's knowing He will." | 24 hours later, We were on our way! Lufthansa booked us on the next flight leaving 4-14-12 at 5:40pm.

4: Frankfurt, Germany | Sleepy, waiting to board our flight to Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq

5: Welcome to Erbil

6: "Hotel Sipan 1" Our home away from home... We stayed in rm 121 free wifi, mini fridge, and a very firm bed! | Our hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel mascot was a rooster and could be seen throughout the hotel decor.

7: Restaurant Sipan Coffee? Nescafe`? Chai?

8: Scenes of Erbil

9: Kurdish oil paintings that we saw at the mall. | Massoud Barzani Leader of Kurdistan

10: Scenes of Erbil

11: We traveled to the Family Mall, where we experienced the true meaning of "Mall Security" | they look suspicious?

12: After the mall, we stopped for a bite to eat...Shish-kabob anyone? Oh yeah, and the lights went out!

13: After dinner comes dessert...right? | I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

14: "The Lord is with you wherever you go" Joshua 1:9

15: Zeravany Military Hospital

16: Our Team 3 Family MD's 1 General Surgeon 1 Orthopedic Surgeon 1 PA 1 Pharmacist 2 Registered Nurses 1 Surgical Tech 1 Physical Therapist | Each day, the doctors saw hundreds of patients. We completed 5 needed surgeries and prayed with many who we could not help.

17: Psalm 9:18 | Psalm 33:18

18: Physical Therapy | With the help of his loyal translators, Elvis and Dalel , Scott was able to care for many Kurdish soldiers and their families.

19: Lunch Time | Mmmm...Delicious Chai | Lunch was always soup, meat, rice, bread, fresh vegetables and watermelon for dessert. | Enjoying every minute!

20: In the O.R.

21: Our trusted Korean Mini Autoclave Unit | Looking for supplies became a challenging new adventure!

22: The signs were in three different languages...KoreanEnglish, and Arabic. | Before we could schedule surgery, the O.R. needed to be cleaned and stocked.

23: Our many Helpers

24: Surgery

25: Thanks Jeff for being a great assistant to Dr. Renz!

26: Isn't that the biggest pre-patellar bursa you ever saw? | Hey! Isn't the Anesthesiologist supposed to be in the room when the patient is intubated? | Our adorable O.R. PCA Thampr... (he pronounces it like summer)

27: Having fun together. Learning how to spell our names in Kurdish...

30: We enjoyed a very special evening at Tim and Tonya Mumma's home. | The Mumma's served Tim's special pasta with delicious bread from a local bakery. | We were joined by Don Eberly and a local Kurdish Pastor. A night we will never forget.

32: Celebrate

34: Battleground of King Darius 3rd and Alexander the Great | "Lord I lift your name on I love to sing your praises" | General Aziz Weysi explains the epic battle

35: What an amazing place to say good bye... | "I'm so glad you're in my life...I'm so glad you came to save us."

36: The

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