2018’s Christmas Tree Timelapse

Every year we do a little timelapse video of our Christmas decoration. This year we upgraded a bit and went 4K for all ya’ll with big, fancy TVs!

See all the past years’ below: Read More

Tennessean Loves West Africa and Missions

Suguru bikpeema yuuri 'kyɔ'ansi'.

Patience’s eldest child’s name is ‘useless’.

Mamprusi Proverb

2018 Damba Festival in Nalerigu

This year’s Damba Festival was a great one that went off without a hitch. I joined the “young men” to dane the Saturday night before but they organized again around 1pm on Sunday, the day of Damba. I missed the second young men’s dance but was invited into the palace to be with the elders and the king’s entourage as he prepared to come out.

Here is a slideshow of photos from the event but you can head over to my Flickr gallery to browse all my 2018 Damba Festival images.

2018 Damba Festival

You can watch a longer version (10 min) of the above 2018 Damba Festival video on Youtube.

BMC 60th

This month the Baptist Medical Centre where we live and work celebrated its 60th anniversary. Back in May, the celebratory events started and continued until the climax on November 8th. Delegates from BMC partners, government agencies and departments, churches and conventions all gathered at the BMC Public Health Park for the event.

The guest of honor was Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana. In his speech, he recalled how his father along with Dr. George Faile Jr. and Naa Sheriga were the three leaders who made the vision of BMC possible in 1958.

Here are some images of the event: Read More

Bimoba Baby Naming

This past Sunday we were invited again by our friend Pastor David Duut to visit his church in Baungu and participate in the baby naming ceremony (outdooring) of his newborn. The little boy was named Godfrey Motaug. David explained that Motaug is a Bimoba word that means “unity”.

Almost exactly years ago, William officiated their first child’s outdooring and you can see in the image below that she has grown quite a bit! She was name Moyoom which is a girl’s name also meaning “unity.”

Pastor Duut’s church has also grown a lot over the past three years. They finally finished construction on their new church building. It was greatly needed to accommodate their large number of members. It also gives them plenty of room to dance in worship!

The Fashionable Family

At the BMC 60th Anniversary celebration we broke out our matching outfits like all the fashionable families around here do for very special occasions.