Last year in Togo the 60 Minutes film crew came onboard the Africa Mercy and filmed the daily life on the floating hospital. They ended up with about 33 hours of footage from normal meal times in the dining room, the hospital, interviews with Don Stevens, work in the Galley and Dining Room, Reception, and along the streets of Lome. A couple weeks ago they finally released their special on Mercy Ships!
If you are unable to view the video, here is a link:
I am not in the video. But I do know a lot of people featured. I know Carys Parker fairly well, I was helping her and another girl study Biology last spring, she is a sweet mature girl. Ali and Phil Chandra came back to the ship this fall with their adorable baby. I am so honored to have known these people!
Saturday, January 5, 2013
|Sinterclaas (Dutch version of Santa Claus) arrived on the ship Dec 5th|
|Saying goodbye to Dennis and Bronte. I first met them when I arrived on the ship almost a year ago. I flew in with Dennis and became friends with Bronte.|
|Trip down to the Big Fridge on Deck 2 for supplies|
|The Galley would go through all this fresh produce in about 4 days.|
|You know you've been on the ship too long when the oranges and cucumbers look the same!! Lizzie and I had to feel them to figure out which was which...the cucumber is in her left hand.|
|Perfect example of how the ship can unite people even with the most major differences...a Barcalona fan and a Real Madrid fan became buddies!|
|Day in the Pharmacy! I was placed in charge of counting pills.|
|After my last football (soccer) practice, I needed a shower.|
|James became the Tuna Salad Wizard|
|Crazy last days in the Galley|
|I was blessed to work with some amazing women. |
Naomi, Florence, Edwina, Lorinda and I had so much fun.
|Moving bunks in the 8 berth at midnight is highly entertaining.|
|School for the Deaf. Papanie, on the left, is a good friend of mine.|
|School for the Deaf.|
|To get out of the port we would walk through this, its fairly traffic-free in this picture. You can see the Africa Mercy straight ahead.|
|More amazing people I worked with from the Galley and the Dining Room.|
|13 people in the van...always room for one more!|
|Roxanna, Brandon, and James. Three of my best friends.|
|The ever helpful Storemen, Morlaye, Edward, and Daniel. These guys are awesome.|