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Winding Down Dental in Freetown

Winding Down Dental in Freetown

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in Blog, Ship Stories | 0 comments

We’re finally coming to the end of our time in Freetown. Eye screenings are done, as are all surgeries. And this week brought the dental clinic to a close as well. I joined the dental team on Monday to help with security at the last screening. People understandably get aggravated as we begin to wind down. The need greatly outweighs what we can...

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Among my Many Blessings

Among my Many Blessings

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 in Blog, Personal Stories | 1 comment

My parents definitely rank at the top of the many blessings God has given me. If you know them you’re aware of how amazing they are, and if you don’t know them… I pity you. What’s more, I have the rare privilege of having my dad visit me a few times a year in Africa as part of his job. He works with Mercy Ships training long-term...

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Losing Friends

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in Blog, Reflecting | 2 comments

I’m losing yet another friend from the ship this week. It’s not an uncommon experience, but the truly good ones only go every once in a while. And it sucks, regardless of the circumstances. But the emotions and experience surrounding friends leaving the ship are very similar to those surrounding a death. The gravity isn’t entirely the...

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Mercy Men of Movember

Mercy Men of Movember

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in Blog, Ship Stories | 1 comment

It’s time for No Shave November to go into effect, and a number of the guys around the ship are kicking it into gear. These are the before pictures, starting with yours truly. We’ll do a roundup half-way through (possibly) and one at the end (certainly) plus a round of photos highlighting what ridiculousness results from the first shave of the...

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