With the sound of Christmas
The weather had been rather stormy the past few evenings and until yesterday afternoon it was not clear whether rain, thunder and lightning would stop play. Prior to the event many enthusiastic employees – coordinated by Marion Hofmann (above right) – had put in a whole load of love into the planning, organising and setting up of the contents, music and decorations.
Because of the Corona-Pandemic the traditional Staff Christmas Party could not take place in the church sanctuary, so everything was prepared for an outside-event. The massive amphitheatre that can hold more than 4,000 people makes it easy to comply with the AHA-rules. A slight breeze counteracted potential aerosol pollution.
Dr Thomas Tielmann informed the audience about the current developments on the Corona-front. Dr Jens Haßfeld looked back on 2020 and thanked all departments for their tireless commitment despite the challenging circumstances of the past year. He passed on cordial greetings from missionary doctors John who are currently still in Europe.
Thumbs up to the helpers in the kitchen. On the menu was turkey, potato gratin and cabbage salad. The delicious food was distributed in practical boxes due to the risk of Corona.
Jenny Frank and her band took care of the evening’s music. As every year everyone received a going-home-bag – well-filled as always with foodstuffs and useful consumer goods.
The team’s hard work and enthusiasm paid off: the event was an absolute success. Diospi Suyana thanks God for his protection over the last months. Despite having round about 1,200 Corona-positive patients at the hospital all our staff have come through 2020 with good health.