Sunday, April 14, 2013


 Anyone interested in a mission trip August 7 to 14th?  The team will be doing construction, ESL, and VBS. 

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Break Day with Grannie

We started our day with a tour of Duck Springs School that is going to be torn down this summer.  Grannie remembers visiting the school as it was being built with her Pa Stanford.  Grannie and I showed them where our classrooms had been and where Aunt P and Uncle Bubby had classes.

Our next stop was Noccalula Falls.  The girls were really impressed with the amount of water falling down.  They also had lots of questions about why Noccalula jumped which I could not answer.

We visited the area of old buildings,  the petting zoo, saw the lion and road the train.
To end our visit, we went to the Gadsden Library and saw the costume that the girl who posed for Noccalula's statue in 1968 wore.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Atlantic Ocean

 On our off day in the capital, J took us on a tour of the beach.  The pictures are not as beautiful as it was in person. 

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We were blessed to have a study time with our wonderful inn keeper. 

This is a view of the auberge from the river bank.

Goodbye to the river.
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More pictures

 We got to celebrate F's birthday in WA again this year.

We were greeted by old friends as we walked down the street.

Everynight Madame S made us salad.  This one had grapefruit.  The French word for grapefruit is one of the vocabulary words that I remember from so many years ago.  I just can't remember how to spell it. 

While walking to the market, we met this creative toy.  It is a paint roller attached to a stick.  It makes such a wonderful push toy. 

We stopped by the S's house to visit with the grandmother.  We had a wonderful visit even though we didn't speak the same language.
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Clinic Again

 Those waiting for the clinic heard the stories.

The goat under the chair had to examine the pharmacy and waiting room.

One of our nurses is taking time to pray for one of the patients.

E who wants to be a doctor learned how to take blood pressure. 

The nurse thought the boy had been hit by a car.  He misunderstood what the translator said.  The boy had been hit by a cow. 
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 This donkey was guarding the gate to the auberge one afternoon when we got home.

It was great to see E and have him translate for us.

Our sweet friend, K, always has a smile no matter how hard she is working.

This beautiful chicken will probably be in that cooking pot one day. 
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Praying about the use of this lot.

Pictures to share

 There are always lots of need for wound care.  Even though the skin was eaten away from this baby's knee, he never cried while the wound was being cleaned. 

We spend much of our time telling the stories to those who come our way.

The sunrise is always beautiful over the river. 

These were some delicious grilled fish.
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Let the clinics begin

 Lots of people came to our first clinic. 

We missed our friends who usually write names of the patients and what is bothering them.  F and T, who took over that job from me in the afternoon, did a great job.


There was a common bowl for the translators at lunch and some of the team got to enjoy it as well.  The eye doctor looks like he is doing an eye exam while he is eating.

This  is our fabulous nursing team.  They did a fabulous job!!!
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