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 […]
The type of sling David used in ancient times to slay Goliath can still be found today in northern Ghana. Watch a video clip of one in action and hear KJ’s animated recounting of how David killed the giant.
This year’s Fire Festival in Nalerigu was a fun one. After the NaYiri kick started the festivities by throwing the throngs of youth got crazy. I took photos of the torch toss so the video below only shows the NaYiri’s arrival and then the rush of people (and police) after the flames. NaYiri throwing fire: […]
A visit to the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary in Ghana’s Upper West Region to see one of the nation’s two remaining hippopotamus populations. The other hippos in Bui National Park are in danger with the recent construction of the Bui Dam.