Thursday, November 23, 2006

True African style bringing home their rabbits in boxes carried on their heads.
The following week after we had seen each rabbit house was built we delivered the rabbits.

After the snails were delivered. The following week we visited the women at their homes to see that their rabbit houses where built. Again we were pleasantly surprised at how well they had each built their rabbit house.
"Snail farming like any other type of animal farming is the rearing of snails either breeding or fattening for man's use and enjoyment. Snail farming can also be considered as another source of income generation. In Ghana, snail meat forms an important part in the diet of many Ghanains.
Nutrition value of snails:
Protein 12-16% Iron 45-50% Fat 0.05-0.8% water 80%. It contains almost all the amino acids needed by humans.

Once we had seen each woman had built their snail house the following week we brought the snails. It was a fun week. The women were happy.
After the women recieved the supplies to build the snail houses we went the following week to see if their snail houses were built. It was encouraging to see that they had built the snail houses and done an excellent job.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The project is designed to help the women to generate income. Each woman in the group was presented with the option to raise snails or rabbits. They than each recieved two days of training from an agriculturalist. Mercy ships than provided each woman in the group the material to build a rabbit or snail house. In this picture the woman are recieving the material and tools to build the houses. Posted by Picasa
These are the women in the rabbit and snail project recieving the materials to build the rabbit and snail houses. The rabbit and snail project is a community development project designed to help the women start their own businesses and generate income for their famalies. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 06, 2006

Jo and Hettie at lunch. We are very conditioned here on the ship meals are the same time each day! We have pancakes every Wednesday morning, desert every Tuesday night, eggs every Sunday morning...........
Jo and the Maggi! For all the Dutch people.
Salads that are at each meal. Posted by Picasa
Some daily life pictures.
Shopping at the market with the girls. A little different than home instead of malls and clothing. Fruit stands with mangos! One of our favorite fruits. Posted by Picasa
This is the 45-bed hospital ward where I do most of my work and spend much of my time. On a whole there are an array of crayon coloured pictures, balloons and laughter on the ward. The ward is where more than just physical healing takes place on a daily basis. It is a safe place where no one teases or ridicules, a place where patients feel safe to uncover their faces. Truly wonderful, heart warming place to be and work. Posted by Picasa
I watched Dr. Parker close up on a mandibelectomy and saw a complete cleft lip repair. "Cleft-lip and or palate is the second most common birth defect in the world. Cleft-lip babies often suffer from malnourishment because they cannot suck or nurse properly."  Posted by Picasa
I was able to watch a couple of surgeries this past week. The heart of the ship. I could watch Dr. Parker who for the last 18 years has served with Mercy Ships. How he physically performs the surgeries but also spiritually prays for each patient. Posted by Picasa
The children singing at the school. "Wash, wash, wash our hands everyone praise the Lord. Jesus wash, wash, wash our hearts everyone praise the Lord." Posted by Picasa
We went out to a village to teach the children Bible stories and hygiene. These are some of the happy children cleaning up under what they call the "Tree of Life." Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Canadian Thanksgiving!
Give Thanks to the Lord for He is good.
We did not have turkey or ham but we did have delicious pumkin pie.
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