Friday, February 26, 2010

Tough Day at the Office

This is the view from my classroom.

It's a tough life, isn't it?

Word Definition Day

We had another spirit day in the Academy. Today's theme was word definition day. Can you guess what I was?

Okay, so you might need a bit of 'out of the box' thinking for this one. I'm Starbucks. My tribute to the Starbucks on our ship. :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Box Ship News

The Academy high school students have developed an online newspaper. Read the latest news here:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Arrival in Togo

Last Wednesday, the M/V Africa Mercy arrived in Lome, Togo.

Approaching the port of Lome

The crew is excited to see land after a ten day sail

The elementary students had a series of lessons about Togo during the sail. Here one of my students is waving the Togolese flag that he made during one of the lessons.

A warm welcome from the Togolese people

Screening Day

Today was the first screening day of the new field service in Togo. This year, Mercy Ships decided to do things a a little differently. Instead of arranging one large screening at the start of the outreach, several smaller screenings were arranged.

Potential patients arrive at the screening and wait in line for several hours to find out if the hospital can help them. Doctors, nurses and surgeons assess each hopeful arrivals need and whether they can be helped.

Today just under 200 patients arrived to be screened. Tomorrow and Thursday hundreds more will wait in the line that could change their life forever.