I hesitate to call it a mountain. I’ve been in the Rockies. I know what mountains are. However, all the locals call this hill “the mountain” so I decided to hike to it and climb it today. I followed paths through the fields to get as close as I could and finally had to just […]
Today was Heidi’s first day on call. With Dr. Faile being gone, Dr. Hewitt has been on call for almost 5 days straight. He needed a break and Heidi was the only one available. It was a really rough day for her too because four patients died. Please pray for her as she deals with […]
This kid just had corrective surgery for bow-leggedness. I think his body language in this image sums up how he feels about having two casts on his legs.
The white powder you see is ground corn. It has been spread out on a cement slab to dry in the sun. I took this photo by Koko Duu, the hospital’s nutrition center. Women with malnourished children bring their kids there during the day to feed them a high protein porridge. In the mid-day sun […]
This is a follow-up to my post a week ago about a funeral I attended after the death of a chief. Yesterday I passed by the house of the chief that died last Sunday to greet his family. I was introduced to his eldest son who has now assumed the role his father once held. […]
Last week we went to Nalerigu First Baptist for church but this week we decided to attend the Presbyterian Church known as “Presby.” Baby and her family attend that church so we thought it would be nice to see some familiar faces.
Women in West Africa have amazing strength. Yesterday, some workers chopped up a fallen tree and most of the women from the nutrition rehabilitation center came down to haul the wood back the center. It was unbelievable to see each of these women carrying what must have been well over a hundred of pounds of […]
The Baptist Medical Center has a lot of volunteers and students pass through its doors. They stay for varying lengths of time, from one week to several months. Our first week in Nalerigu, Ghana was Oli Simpson’s last week. He is a British medical student from Guernsey who has been volunteering for 8 weeks to […]