Friday, September 21, 2007


I had the most amazing time in Liberia. God allowed me to visit the African Mercy. It was a divine appointment!!! I was able to visit some friends, process through some things for New Steps, and meet an amazing rehab doctor. He is passionate about rehab in general and about bringing rehab to West Africa. He helped ignite a desire in my heart for the future. It'll be fun to see what God does. While there we visited one of the communities both days I was there for the opening and dedication of a medical clinic. It was so awesome to see what God is doing in Liberia and be apart of the bigger Mercy Ships team. This is a picture of the dedication ceremony where the President of Liberia came. That little blue dot is her hat. My camera was not cooperating but it was wonderful!!!

Bush Meat

We were on the way home on Wednesday and happen to pass a group of men with an antelope for sale. We proceeded to back up on the highway to check it out. Mohmoh got out of the car to bargain the price for Aunty Claudia. The Mercy Ships bus full of other staff also stopped to get in on the bidding. It was quite the adventure. The animal ended up in the back of our car staring at us for the rest of the ride home. Only in Africa :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Best Purchases In Sierra Leone thus far...

These are my favorite purchases here! There's nothing like American toothepaste and that snickers was probably the best one I have ever had (maybe that's because I can't remember the last time I had one). Nonetheless....both have made the past couple of weeks even better than before!!! Oh the things we take for granted.

Ola's New Home

Ola, the little boy that you've been praying for, has a new home! He's now in the loving care of my orphanage. God did amazing things. In less than 2 weeks, Ola was moved from the hospital to the orphanage. God has placed him in many loving hands. He has a long way to go but with all the other kids helping him and invensting in him...he already looks like a new kid. Praise God for all He has done!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Great Human Tricks

These guys with Polio came to visit New Steps this week to get their wheelchairs fixed. When I brought out the camera...they went crazy performing all sorts of tricks. Both of them were able to wrap their legs around their necks and hold themselves up. Pretty amazing!

Ward Aerobics

One of my new favorite things about Fridays....Ward Aerobics. Vez (PT friend) and I have been leading aerobics for the women on the ward. They love it! Gets them moving, laughing, and praising God. So fun! These women are so precious!!!