BC: The End
FC: Melissa Friesen | Togo, West Africa | May 6 to June 5, 2010
1: I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.
2: Five Senior nursing students, two Cedarville University faculty, and I traveled to Togo for a four-week experience in nursing ministry, new people, unfamiliar cultures, and lots of fun. | Lindsey | Dr. Alyn | Dr. Baker | Melissa | Lauren | Tricia | Amy | Sarah
5: Baptist Bible Hospital (HBB) touches thousands of Togolese peoples' lives every year.
6: Baptist Bible Hospital: - Staffed by Togolese Christians and missionaries - 35 inpatient beds, 2 operating rooms, lab, radiology, pharmacy, and an outpatient clinic on the hospital grounds - Mobile Medical Clinics: screening for common illnesses and teaching health promotion along with evangelism in villages - Community Health Evangelism: Health teaching and evangelism by Togolese Christians to reach villages
7: HBB: Right side has inpatient wards; left side has surgery, labs, pharmacy, and radiology
8: Views from the road
9: Termite mound in front of the guest house where our team stayed
10: These are two of over 80 churches planted as a result of HBB's work in southern Togo. Some are small and simple...
11: ...and others are bigger...but in either setting nothing is comparable with worshiping the one true God alongside Togolese believers!
12: Wal-Mart (or as close as you'll get to it!)
13: Pounding fufu, a thick, pasty staple food made from boiled yam, served with spicy sauce
15: Market Day!
16: Welcome to Mango, northern Togo!
19: Islam dominates in northern Togo and in Mango. There are no established churches in Mango now, but people are already coming to Christ in Mango!
20: Helping with construction in the 120 degree sun!
21: Imagine a hospital right here... In 2014, it will be there! | Building the Hospital of Hope in Mango
22: The DeKrygers: my teammates-to-be in Mango Todd is a Physician's Assistant specializing in surgery
23: Cindy, Administrator for the Hospital of Hope
24: Sunrise over Togo
25: Hills near Mango
26: The wildlife of Togo... You won't find any zebras, lions, or giraffes!
27: There are over 600 species of birds in Togo!
29: The abudnant not-so-wild animals of Togo wander freely, especially on the roads, which makes driving even more challenging!
30: "In the vast plain to the north I have sometimes seen, in the morning sun, the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary has ever been" — Robert Moffat, Missionary to Africa, 1816