A 17 year old girl presented to me in clinic 1 week after giving birth to her first born child at home. She complained of fever, abdominal pain, bilateral hip pain and leg swelling. She stated that the pregnancy and delivery were without complications. She stated that there was no hemorrhaging after delivery and the […]
So far I’ve interviewed a counselor, a teacher, and two medical students during my travels in West Africa. This past week I met Rachel Horlings, a maritime archaeologist working off the coast of Ghana, and I had to get her fascinating story recorded. Rachel’s parents have been Presbyterian missionaries in Nigeria for over 31 years. […]
I was glad to snap this shot of a girl studying at a school (on a Saturday!) before she noticed me and turned around (when the boy in the background let her know I was there).
When I visited the village of Wangara in July 2005 I took a photo of a man listening to a radio under a tree. Yesterday when I visited the village I found the same man under the same tree. He had a new shirt and a box of matches instead of a radio. I had […]
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – John 1:12 Before the baptisms we had a small worship service at Ebenezer Baptist church in city of Nsawam. The eight new Christians came from the surrounding villages to be baptized in […]
I went to a river baptism today and the sun was scorching. The beads of sweat on this girl’s face are a great visual testament to the heat. This is one of those photos you have to see at full size (1o megapixels).
In a previous post I gave an overview of the evil practice of Trokosi slavery or “religious servitude” (the politically correct terminology). When we Westerners hear talk of “slavery” it is almost an abstract concept to us – after all slavery was abolished over a hundred years ago – right? I thought I would share […]
I was visiting a school run by Sankor Baptist Church in Winneba, Ghana and found this poor boy all alone in his classroom. The rest of the kids were outside playing. I don’t know if he got in trouble or just had homework to catch up on. I liked the various objects scattered on the […]
Friday I took a trotro to the coastal city of Winneba. A trotro is a bus/van that carries anywhere from 20 to 40 people from town to town. When I got to the station I was completely overwhelmed by the unbelievable amount of people, vehicles, trash, and noise. I saw both a cow and a […]