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.
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.