Friday, January 26, 2007

These are some of the women rejoicing after successful surgeries. Surgery that has fixed their constant leaking of urine after traumatic birth experiences.

This is the mosque in Larabanga. The Bradt guide describes it "the oldest of the half-dozen-or-so West Sudanese-style mud and stick mosques dotted around northwestern Ghana."

Mole National park. Was where we saw the elephants. The highlight was to see them playing in the water. Our guide P.K took us out at 6:30 am and 3:30 pm on "walking safari's."

This is a mona-monkey. We visited the "wonderful small Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, created to protect the monkey population. Two monkey species occur here in significant numbers, the mona monkey and black-and-white colobus."

Hippo eyes and noses. "The little-visited Bui National Park best known for its population of roughly 200 hippos. The most popular activity is a river trip with local fishermen to look for hippos or at least their ears poking out of the water."

Steph and I found out just how little visited it was. However we both felt Bui was one of the hightlights of the trip. Even the guide and fishermen were excited about all the hippo sightings! They all aggreed it was an excellent viewing day.

Stephanie and Hettie started out on an African adventure. Notice no crocodiles in the background.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Hettie and one of the children on the ward.

Truely, I feel so blessed that the Lord has called me to this work, at this place and at this time.

This is a common sight. The tug boats moving the large cargo ships.

This is a view from our 'backyard'.

Over the Christmas holidays and in the new year we have continued to meet with women who began the snail and rabbit projects. Happy to report that some of the women have baby rabbits.
More on the life of Hettie Hiemstra in Ghana.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Christmas Celebrations!
We went to Bright Future Orphanage with a decorated land rover laidened with gifts. The bikes they played with immediately. We also brought gifts for the fifteen children who live there to open on Christmas.
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The children loved the bikes!

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