Moundou Adventist Surgical Center

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A MEMORY FOREVER

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:43:49 +0000

About a month ago Aminata came to our hospital with abdominal pain. She had been sick for some time so we treated her as usual for typhoid and malaria, but she did not improve. She had what felt like a mass in her low abdomen so I did an ultrasound and found what I thought […]

MABINTY

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:15:14 +0000

The Restore a Child Mobile Clinic team heads out from the Adventists Health System-Sierra Leone, Waterloo Hospital each Tuesday and Wednesday, taking medicines to children in villages with no access to health care. The following story is told in the words of James Abu, our beloved CHO (Community Health Officer) and head of our mobile […]

AN ANGEL IN FATIGUES

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:51:21 +0000

“Fire, Fire!!!!” The cry went up from the back of the bus, somewhere near the border of Burkina Faso and Mali. It was about 1:30 am when some cables overheated and caught fire in the back of the passenger bus carrying a precious cargo, a part of our AHS family. Elizabeth Danquah, my very special […]

A CULTURAL AWAKENING

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:34:03 +0000

One day last month I realized I was homesick. Now I have been in West Africa for four years, you would think I would be over homesickness by now. But nonetheless I realized I really missed America. What made it even more bizarre is why. I missed Christmas. I missed the lights, the store displays, […]

A RAY OF LIGHT

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:23:21 +0000

For four years now I have been living in the stronghold of the devil. For those of you living in Christian countries it is almost impossible to describe. Everything up is down, inside is outside, evil rules. The locals tell us the country is 65% Muslim, 35% Christian. However, when the chips are down and […]

Stress in Sierra Leone

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 20:50:31 +0000

“Hmm, I wonder why Bekki took the screen off the window”, I mused to myself. It was Monday afternoon and I had come home a bit early. I was in our bedroom putting my clothes away in the closet when I noticed the mosquito screen on our window propped up in the corner. I thought […]