Friday, July 18, 2008

Driving in Abidjan

John driving, Sue on right and Stephen in back seat

From the look of Sue's grip on the dashboard, you might think they are heading for a head on collision. However, John and the oncoming taxi are just waiting to make a left turn. Stephen seized the moment and took this photo.

-Mike

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Orphanage Akawaba Video by David



Our soon to be very loved girls sang us a song "Akawaba," which means "welcome"

-david

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Modeste church photos






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John teaching English


Three orphan girls learning English numbers by playing UNO with John

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hospitals in Abidjan

During one of our days, the first week in Cote d'Ivoire, Mike, Ashley, and I were given the opportunity to tour one of the public hospitals in Abidjan. Being in the medical profession I found it both encouraging and a bit sad at the same time.

During our interaction with several of the doctors we were able to see both passion for improving the health of Cote d'Ivoire and also the amazing needs that this country has. When a person shows up at the hospital with a condition, they are given a list of things that they need to go buy before they can be treated.

Coming from America where health care, especially emergency life saving health care, is given no matter what condition your finances are in, made the idea of prepaying/buying your supplies strange. This may be compounded when a patient shows up without family or is unconscious and therefore cant buy supplies. Trying to put this together in my head is a bit hard as health care as i have experienced is a quite different.

One thing is that I am now more thankful for what God has blessed me with, and secondly, given me a bigger heart for working outside of the United States when I graduate from college.

-david

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Sarah praying at Modeste Church


From left: Christine, Ashley, Gavin, Sarah


From left: David, Sarah, Christine, Kira

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Kira with orphan girls


Kira singing with the girls


Singing was one of the best methods we used to teach English to the girls. They loved all the sons, from Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes to Jesus Loves Me. I'm just day dreaming what it will be like next time I drive out to visit the children at the orphanage. I hope they don't knock me over with hugs!

-Mike

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Gavin preaching at Modeste


Gavin Johnson and Mike Farho


Gavin did a great job preaching for the folks at the Modeste C&MA Bambara Church. It was a fun service for all of us, with lots of fantastic music and even gifts for each team member. The team is working at raising funds for this Bambara Church. It is exciting to see a church of meager means reaching out and building bridges of love to their Muslim neighbors. The primary ministry they've started is a tiny elementary school.

-Mike

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Modeste church worship


Sue Farho leading the team singing in Bamabara

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