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Revisiting Jeremiah’s Run-in with the Chinese

Revisiting Jeremiah’s Run-in with the Chinese

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

Oh Jeremiah, whatever will you get yourself into next? This will forever be one of my favorite stories about my time in Congo – I don’t care what else happens while we’re here.   I’ll try to vlog a bit from the road here as I pack up and head to Paris next week, and then it’s off to the US of A for a much-needed holiday....

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The Privilege of Patients

The Privilege of Patients

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

During my first two years on board the Africa Mercy, I didn’t naturally get a lot of time to spend with the patients, especially in the regular course of my jobs. You might not realize this from half of the pictures that we release, but many of our day-to-day lives don’t revolve directly around our patients – even though all of our jobs...

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Back from Brazzaville

Back from Brazzaville

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Personal Stories | 0 comments

This week was our second round of patient selection here in Congo, something quite unlike anything we’ve done before (normally we have one major event and that’s it). Over 70 crew members flew up from Pointe Noire to help with the process. We saw over 500 pre-selected potential patients. Brazzaville was nice, and felt very different from Pointe...

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We Are Here to Serve the Poor

We Are Here to Serve the Poor

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

Believe it or not, sometimes I forget that. I’ve gotten wrapped up in a lot of different things here in the last few weeks, and I found myself losing sight of why I was in Congo. I started fantasizing about the ship being run into by a barge and having to leave the country, thereby making way immediately for Tenerife for repairs. As if this would...

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New Names and a Motorcycle

New Names and a Motorcycle

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 2 comments

You know those strange names you’ve never heard before? Ones your awkward, politically correct uncle would never refer to as “ethnic” for fear of the repercussions should the NSA be listening? It would seem that I have one of those. Names that is. My uncle has no problem with the word “ethnic.” It’s similar to how I...

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Jay on a Barge

Jay on a Barge

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

Let me adapt my photo of the day post for you a little bit, because… well why not? 1 photo/day 1,018: today I saved my buddy Jeremiah from the very real possibility of getting Shanghaied, and then together we made an adventure of the day. When I first saw him on my way out of the port, he was waiting to take a ride on a rust bucket fishing boat, one...

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