Friday, March 27, 2009

I wonder if this is the same guy who had the car of oranges?

A small boy at screening day with bow legs, an exray to confirm, in the operating room than to the Ward.

Henrietta at screening day taking histories from potential surgical candidates.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Some of the many faces of screening day.

Inside the stadium the second stage step of the screening process. Once an individual comes inside the stadium they are hopeful to be helped by Mercy Ships. The pediatric orthopedic screening schedule is full. These happy children playing will be operated on in the coming weeks.

Victoria from screening day has come and gone from the Ward. The surgery was successful the benign tumour was removed and she left walking from the ship with Thanks.
Patiently waiting in line.

Screening day in Contonou Benin.
Natural food dehydrator

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

One can buy anything at the markets! Fresh chickens. They call free roaming chickens bicyle chickens because they are always on the move.

One of the sightes in Benin. I wonder how he is going to open the doors? Smile, deep thougths.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

zimy johns is the name of the motorcylces here. They are EVERYWHERE. This picture does really capture how it really is. There are 80 000 registered zimy johns and than thousands upon thousands unregestered. One does not need a liscense to own one or drive one.
Lizards basking in the sun!

This is the ship docked in Benin. In Tennerife we felt like one of the smallest, oldest ships. In Benin quite the opposite.