Apr 30 2012

Let's meet Akou!

You can change a life…really! I’ve heard it said before and today I saw it first-hand. It was our first full day on the Africa Mercy and early in the morning we went to the eye screening. While we were waiting, I got to know Akou and her mom, Ameze. Akou is six months old and has cataracts in both eyes; she can’t see.

 

They will be removed tomorrow.
 
Because of her surgery in the morning, Akou and her mom are staying overnight on the ship. Before I went to bed, I wanted to say good-night and pray with them. When I got to their room, Ameze starting digging through her bag.  Minutes later, she handed me a bracelet her daughter had been wearing earlier. It was a gift for me. Ameze knows very little English but I still asked her why.

She just hugged me…and her hug answered my question.

 

 

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Apr 30 2012

Arrived!

We've arrived safely in Lome, Togo with Mercy Ships aboard the Africa Mercy. Today we'll be in surgeries and at an eye screening. We'll also get a tour of the ship…it's about two football fields long. Pray I don't get lost!


 

Amy and Jessica, Promotions Manager for K-LOVE in Louisiana, in front of the Africa Mercy. This ship is amazing with eight decks, deck 3 being the hospital and recovery ward. The operating rooms are fully equipped with everything the doctors need to complete a successful surgery.

 

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Apr 28 2012

On my way....

I wish you could see me right now…I can’t sit still. You know how it is when you’re so excited you can’t contain yourself. I’m there. My plane leaves tonight for Africa. The flight will take around 10 hours. Once we arrive in Ghana, we’ll drive a few hours before we reach the hospital boat, Africa Mercy, in Lome, Togo. We’ll be serving with Mercy Ships for the entire week. I’ll call Craig and Kankelfritz every morning to let you know how things are going. I’ll also blog and post pictures so you can take the trip with me!! I would appreciate your prayers.

Okay, God…here we go! I LOVE you! Guide me, protect me and let me shine with YOUR love so lives will find HOPE and HEALING that only comes from YOU!

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Apr 27 2012

Music I Love

One song that has really touched me is "Waiting for Tomorrow" by Mandisa. Find out how it's impacted me and share what song God's used in your life!

 

On the show today - Joel Parisien of NEWWORLDSON. New CD- Rebel Transmission!

 

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