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Thursday, May 27, 2010

1st in a series of 5 short news clips on the Africa Mercy

This is the first of five in a series of short news clips (about 5 minutes) describing what the Africa Mercy was doing on our mission in Benin last year.  These clips come from iTV Tyne Tees in England near where the Africa Mercy was refit.  We lived in this area for about 1.5 years (from Nov 2005 until May 2007) while the ship was in shipyard prior to being operational.

In this clip there is a short ship tour and some everyday life in Benin shots.  Also, a shot of when the ship left Blyth and the townspeople there that welcomed us so much as we prepared the ship for service in Africa!  Watch closely, you can see Denise in a blue shirt walking down the passageway while they are talking about the ship shop.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! We have arrived in Togo on the 29th of April! We are settling in and are working on a newsletter. We wanted to send a short message to let you know that we arrived safely and found out when we got back that the injesus email system that we have always used to send messages has changed a lot! So we are in process of learning how to use it and will hopefully get out a newsletter in the next week! This is sort of a test message - in addition to letting you know where we are and that we are well.

Above is our son, Jason and his daughter, Kendall. Please let us know if you receive this email and if your name appears after the Dear above. This too is different and we just want to know if it works well or if we need to do this another way with possibly another provider. We've always been happy with injesus and have used this system since we first began writing newsletters back in 2002, so we wanted to try to use it first!

Ryan, Chloie, Jeff and Averi
Above is our son, Jeff and his children; Ryan, Chloie and Averi. We enjoyed our time back in the US! We are really glad to be back in Africa!!! Thank you to all who have prayed for us, met with us, hosted us in your home and supported us in many many ways! We love you and miss you all! God is so faithful and He had our time back in the US planned and arranged. We felt as though we were in just the right place at just the right time in each and every place we traveled! May God bless you abundantly as you trust in Him!

God's blessings,
Denise and Rob
Denise and Rob at the British Tea House in Bear, DE

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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Maternity Centre opens in Sierra Leone!

The Aberdeen West Africa Fistula Centre (founded by Mercy Ships) in Sierra Leone is now the Aberdeen Women's Centre (managed by the Gloag Foundation)!  The Maternity Clinic was recently opened and the First Lady of Sierra Leone attended the Grand Opening.  The Centre now has a Fistula Clinic, the Maternity Clinic and a Children's Clinic to serve the women of Sierra Leone! To read more about here.