This week I visited the Baptist Vocational Training Center which helps to rehabilitate ex-Trokosi slaves and re-integrate them into society. Before I tell you about what the Center is doing for the girls and some of their stories I wanted to explain what Trokosi is and why it is practiced. As Westerners it is very […]
My last food related post about the mold in cheese being delicious flavor got a lot of mixed reactions. Some folks didn’t agree with me that mold was flavor. After trying a local dish named Banku I too have found I disagree with someone else’s idea of flavor. Banku is a sort of corn dough. […]
Though there isn’t anything spectacular about this photo’s composition, lighting, or color I just like the subject. This baboon and its baby were crossing the highway as we drove by. I had the driver stop and a managed to snap a couple shots before they retreated back into the forest. There is something gripping (pun […]
I was in a Muslim Hausa neighborhood of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with missionary Greg Sharpe and we were chatting with this guy. It took me several minutes before I noticed his t-shirt.
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 […]