As I said in last blog; the Congo was very difficult to process and understand!  The President is supposed to call an election, but he wants to call one at the most beneficial time for him!! With that said, some people want him gone and of course, he doesn’t want to resign. There are riots in Capital and when I returned to Cambridge I heard on the BBC World Service reports from the UN saying they were not sure that they could control the unrest. I was relieved; I had made right decision to leave early. The President doesn’t seem to be putting much back in the country at all, my guess is, more resources and money are leaving or staying with the President!

Back in Cambridge I caught up with movies, friends etc, Cambridge has this wonderful movie house, with a lovely restaurant attached. You can take wine into theatre and they show a cross section of Hollywood, Art and Foreign movies, it is programmed extremely well. In addition to that they sporadically play movies with Q and A as well as surprises that they give to their members, such as Premiere free movie on a Sunday morning.

I started to pack for India, I have been invited to the 25th anniversary for the Global Hospital, this is a hospital that I have long history with, dating back to 1991, when I was the first Western patient, and I had pneumonia. If you have read my book you know the story, but I will repeat it here. I spent one week in Hospital, and was taken very good care of, when I returned home, a Fed –EX packaged arrived at my door with my X-rays and many slips of papers with all the instructions about my care. I was so impressed and surprised so I sent a donation to the hospital. I was also taken to see the Tribal Villages near the hospital, and saw the dire need of fresh water, general hygiene and healthy meals. This resonated deep within me, so when I returned to Canada, I established charity and for the next few years fund-raised for a number of projects here and around the world.

Celebrations for the anniversary were fun! I was honored by the Minister of Health and the head of hospital for my work the last number of years (see picture of funny hat) and received many presents! I should add I also spent 3 months in one year and 4 months the next year living at hospital, where I was working to develop an awareness and “friend-raise” (as we called it) with the community!‎

I am spending the next few days at the BK’S massive complex here. I am meeting up with BK and community friends. Geeta, the Hotel owner (very caring lady), Dr Sharma who is a writer, poet, singer, composer and physician, and truly a renaissance man. I will also be meeting with Colonel Ram and Veena ,and of course Dadi Janki, who is head of the BK’s  and who is now nearly 101, she is one very wise woman, she calls me her old Canadian friend ‎(now that’s a honor!).

I will also be traveling to PURI on the sea and on the other side of India and will be back in Cambridge ‎on Nov7th, the day before the US election that the world is talking about!!

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About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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3 Responses to Congo-Cambridge-India!

  1. Jeffrey Smyth says:

    Take care, Betty! I’m starting to worry about you!


  2. Prue Chambers says:

    Hi Betty Thanks for this update! What a wonderful life you are living! Enjoy every moment and everything you do and then write another book for us! Love as always Prue

    Sent from my iPad


  3. oldpickwick says:

    My Lord! What an exciting adventure you had in the Congo. Smart move to get out of there! I’m hesitating about going south this winter – in case Trump wins in November lol.

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