I took this photo of Deron Meilstrup tonight over dinner. Deron is a counselor who has been in West Africa for 2 years with his wife Mary Beth. Mary Beth is the media strategist that I have been working with on website stuff for the region.
Jessica Van Bibber is a 4th year medical student from Kansas City, Missouri studying family medicine. She came to Nalerigu’s Baptist Medical Centre to volunteer for 1 month. Jessica came to Ghana with her mother Kathy and she worked along side of Heidi. They enjoyed examining patients together and taking call together so that they […]
I’ve been in Abidjan since Wednesday and have spent most of my time at the mission’s regional offices working with the media team. We’re working on rolling out a website for engaging churches by November 1st. Last night I took a taxi across town to the neighborhood I used to live in (’94-’98). I met […]
The river is a favorite hang out for the kids from the village. They help their mothers carry the dirty clothes down then they splash and play while their moms wash the clothes and gossip. This boy was sitting on the bank of the river when we took Trey down for a swim.
This colorful setting is at the Happy Child Learning Center in Nalerigu, Ghana. The boy tried hard to look quite studious with his book open. I love the texture on the walls – you can tell it gets LOTS of wear from the children.
When going down to the river we passed this man returning from the hunt. Unfortunately he was returning home empty-handed. What do they hunt up here? There are some small deer in the bush as well as very large rodents known as “bush rats.” I’ve had bush rat before and almost broke a tooth on […]
Security at airports in West Africa sure isn’t what it is in the US. I’ve had my bags hand-searched several times and the person always gives up on my backpack since it has so many pockets full of stuff. Then after they search me, they send me back to an unsecure area. Hmmm. Probably the […]
I got the uncanny feeling that the sheep was looking me directly in the eye and saying the slogan painted on the van as we passed it on the road to Tamale at 65mph.
In the pediatrics ward, this little bowl and mortar (?) are used to crush pills and mix them with water so that the medicine can be given to babies who can’t chew/swallow pills. I’m not sure how old the metal bowl is but it has a beautiful weathered look.