Photo of the Day

I took this sunset shot in the town of Bondoukou in eastern Cote d’Ivoire. I haven’t adjusted the color at all in the image – that is the real deal.

Mosque in Bondoukou

Photo of the Day

This full moon shot was taken in the late afternoon in Soko, Ivory Coast but the contrast between the brightness of the moon and the sky makes it seem like it was night.

Full Moon over Soko

Death of a Believing Chief

Mr. Mory and his wifeThe first week we were in Ghana I attended the funeral of a Muslim chief and wrote about that experience on this blog. Yesterday evening Mory Kamergate, the chief of the Nafana village of Temogossie, passed away. He had been very ill and this past Monday Jerry Robertson, the IMB missionary working with the Nafana, had taken him to a hospital in Ghana. The physicians had been unable to help him and sent him back yesterday. Apparently the long, rough trip back on public transportation took its toll on his frail body.

IMB missionary Carol Robertson prays with Chief Mory a couple hours before his deathCarol Robertson picked us both up from the bus station late Wednesday afternoon and we dropped Mr. Mory off at his village. I had an opportunity to meet his family and take some pictures of them all. We found out Thursday morning that just a couple hours later he died at his home.

When the Muslim chief in Nalerigu died I was reminded of the great need of witnesses in West Africa to share the story of Christ and the saving grace He provides. I praise God for His faithful servants Jerry and Carol who for 9 years have been learning the incredibly difficult Nafana language in this remote area so that they could do just that. Through the Bible stories that they painstakingly translated and shared with Mr. Mory, he came to know Christ and follow Him. Read More

Photo of the Day

This photo was taken at dusk with a small bit of flash to provide enough light on Heidi’s face. I had been waiting to get a shot of her in front of the hospital and was glad to do it after they had turned on the cross’ lights.

Heidi in front of the hospital

Survive School Complex

So is this a good or bad complex to have?

Survive School Complex

Photo of the Day

This man is unconscious. He was having a skin graft done on his leg and had been pumped full of Ketamine. I felt a little odd taking his photo since he had nothing to say about the matter, but he looked so peaceful. I sure hope he was having a good dream because what was going on down on his legs was quite disturbing.

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