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Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Story of Harris, from Buchanan, Liberia

This is the true story of Harris. He had a huge growth on his jaw and was discovered when Scott Harrison, Mercy Ships photojournalist, was taking another patient back to his village after surgery stopped in Buchanan to buy rice for the homecoming. Scott was able to return to pick up Harris for an appointment to see if he was a surgical candidate on the next day! The movie below includes actual footage of Harris and Scott when they first met, how Harris reacted in seeing his face after surgery and the homecoming of Harris after his surgery to remove the tumor. Dr. Gary Parker, Chief Medical Officer on the Anastasis, performed the surgery on Harris. God certainly answered Harris' prayers to remove this growth from his jaw! The Anastais has just recently returned to Monrovia, Liberia for the third field assignment in this war torn country.

This movie was posted by Pat Matas on Thanks for sharing Pat!

1 comment:

Shane Schaetzel said...

Now this is mercy in action. What can we do to help continue this kind of work?

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