This year’s Damba Festival was a great one that went off without a hitch. I joined the “young men” to dane the Saturday night before but they organized again around 1pm on Sunday, the day of Damba. I missed the second young men’s dance but was invited into the palace to be with the elders […]
This month the Baptist Medical Centre where we live and work celebrated its 60th anniversary. Back in May, the celebratory events started and continued until the climax on November 8th. Delegates from BMC partners, government agencies and departments, churches and conventions all gathered at the BMC Public Health Park for the event. The guest of […]
This past Sunday we were invited again by our friend Pastor David Duut to visit his church in Baungu and participate in the baby naming ceremony (outdooring) of his newborn. The little boy was named Godfrey Motaug. David explained that Motaug is a Bimoba word that means “unity”. Almost exactly years ago, William officiated their […]
With the 60th Anniversary of BMC this week, we’ve had lots of BMC Alumni return to attend the celebration and greet their friends. We’ve had the privilege of working in the past with everyone that returned so we were happy to have a brief reunion with them this week. They included: Dr. Earl HewittDr. George […]
At the BMC 60th Anniversary celebration we broke out our matching outfits like all the fashionable families around here do for very special occasions.
Earlier this year, Heidi received news that she had been accepted as an International Fellow with the American College of Surgeons. It’s certainly cool that she now gets to slap the FACS acronym after her name. But it’s more than just a title. “The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name […]
Taking your camera on that mission trip? Read some thoughts I have about respectful and ethical photography while on mission.