We met with Mr. Abdul Manasary at 11:00. He wanted details about the vision project and was appalled to learn of the 22,000,000 Leone bribe. He said he will personally take care of this. He has a staff meeting to attend Thursday and a government board meeting on Friday. He asked us for copies of all the documentations and he will present all the paperwork to the members of the board and he will personally get our equipment out of customs. He understands that this equipment is all free and the training of the doctors is free. He is not about to lose this opportunity for the people of Sierra Leone to have better vision. However, he did tell us that the President has commissioned him to open a school to train doctors here in Makeni and he could possibly use some help. Understood! You scratch my back and I will scratch your back. But that is OK. The church is very interested in helping in this kind of project this man is going to do. It was no accident that Don and Mr. Manasary were in the material store at the same time. When we got back to our apartment, we sent a text right away to Dr. Turley in the States giving him a written list of what Mr. Manasary wants and then called him. Dr. Turley will gather all the requested items and e-mail them to Mr. Manasary today. The electricity did not come back on until 1:00 a.m. And then went off again about 10:00 a.m. It was blistering hot out. When we went to meet Mr. Manasary there were people wearing down-filled coats and winter stocking hats. Don and I were sweating so bad we had water running down our backs and Don had sweat dripping off his nose and my hair was soggy and dripping sweat off the ends.
The electricity came back on at