Today on the way to Frankadua I crossed over the Volta River on this impressive bridge in the town of Adome. A couple kilometers up the river is the Akosombo Dam which provides electricity to most of Ghana and several neighboring countries. The dam also creates the massive Lake Volta.
The Sharpes are working with the Hausa of Cote d’Ivoire and had been invited to a Muslim Hausa family’s baby naming ceremony in Abidjan. I went along with them but we arrived too late and missed the ceremony. However, we still had a great time visiting with the family and meeting all the neighbors. The […]
A photo gallery of images from two church services I attended in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The Mamprusi of Nalerigu’s main crop is corn. Right now they are harvesting a lot of it and you will find huge mounds of corn husks laying around town. Just like kids play in piles of leaves in the fall in the US, here the kids play in the piles of dried corn husks.
Deron Meilstrup has been living in West Africa with his wife Mary Beth for 2 years. Deron is a counselor serving on the Member Care Team and Mary Beth is the region’s media strategist. I’ve been working with the Meilstrups this week in Abidjan and interviewed him about his background and the work he has […]
Emirates has a flight from Dubai to Abidjan that stops briefly in Accra. I took that flight to get to Abidjan and back on this trip. Even though it was the cheapest option it is a really nice flight! It only lasts 45 minutes and they give us a meal. The seats each have a […]
I love cheese. Not Velvetta. Not “American”. Real cheeses like Brie, Camembert, Roquefort, Bleu d’Auvergne, Muenster. Some people call them stinky. I call them delicious. Being in Abidjan this past week has allowed me to get some real French cheese and eat it on real French baguettes. Today I bought a huge chunk of Bleu […]
I seem to be on a black & white kick lately. This is a woman in Abidjan from the Hausa people group. This photo was taken in a small dark room with no windows and a single light bulb for light. Being able to take shots like this in those situations really makes me glad […]
During the church service today this man wandered over by the windows and was singing to himself and looking outside. This photo was taken in color but I like it much better as a black & white image.