I recently did a successful hernia repair on a friend’s son and am reminded of what a blessing it is to build relationships with the people and families of Nalerigu.
Last year, a friend in town cut my hair for me. After allowing my hair to grow for a year, I decided it was time again for a trim. My friend, the hairdresser, whom I affectionately call “I love my life,” cut my hair last year in a record 3 minutes time. I returned again […]
We returned to our favorite lookout at the escarpment. Trey loves to go to climb and explore. I am sure that one day soon KJ will join in the adventure. For now, she is content with enjoying the view from her daddy’s arms, even if it is a little too close for comfort of others […]
The day after Christmas (Boxing Day) went once again went over to Nakpanduri to visit our dear friend Ms. Denise. After having lunch with her we headed to the cliffs to do some hiking and exploring. Here are some nature shots I took:
A young woman was admitted to BMC, Nalerigu, Ghana with a very large, necrotic tumor (consistent with a cancer) just above her right knee. It was painful. It was crawling with maggots. She had already undergone several surgeries, but the tumor returned each time. A large lymph node was present in the groin (signifying metastasis). After […]
After Mamprusi women give birth, they eat a traditional soup made from a paste of roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, red peppers, and gourd seeds. Before she gives birth, she will collect the ingredients, roast and grind them to make a paste (like peanut butter). After she delivers, she will make the soup and eat it […]
This past weekend William emerged from our house after nearly two weeks of being down with to typhoid. He is really weak from the prolonged illness but with a little help from his camera monopod and myself, he very slowly made his way up and down the road to our house. It will be a […]
Almost 2 weeks ago, William started to experience body aches and fevers. These symptoms were very similar to his bout of malaria last year, so we decided to start treatment for malaria right away. After the treatment had finished, the fevers returned and we knew he was suffering from something else. Last Monday, he had […]
One of our language learning activities is to develop & share a very simple version of our testimony in Mampruli. Here is Heidi’s with a literal English translation above each line.