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Ah…Togo

May 2, 2010

Well I think uploading pictures may be the better part of valor today. I’ll try to upload some later this week. The internet pipe is limited to dial-up which isn’t too bad late at night.

We made it no problem to Togo. This time we had our visas so crossing the border at Nyive in Ghana was a tad bit smoother. In 2005, we took a quick jaunt from Togo the large falls near Nyive in Ghana. It was no problem going across to see the falls. Coming back however, the border office wanted to make our lives a little interesting and they took our passports and made us wait for an hour or so while they waited for the station ‘”chef”” to come up from town. So we looked suitably chastised, and they let us go with a stern warning and no bribe.

It’s always interesting to think about how Africa was dividing into countries. The British colonized present-day Ghana, and the French the slim piece of land called Togo to the east of Ghana. But in doing so, they divided at least one large tribal group, the Ewe. So some Ewe speak French the others English. The history in Africa is fascinating. I wish I had more time to study it.

It was great to see our old friends at the hospital today. It makes you feel like you’re coming home when the national medical staff here recognizes you even after five years! We had Sunday evening service today and met a lot of new missionary families as well. It’s inspiring to see veterans of 20 years all the way to fourth medical students on short-term trips seeking to serve God in Togo. Indeed it’s a mighty God we serve.

Tomorrow, Ginnie will be starting to screen some children with congenital heart disease. And I’ll be doing some hernias. There’s an abandoned baby on the wards named Sarah that I’m hoping to meet tomorrow as well. It’s a little unusual in my recollection to have an abandoned child in Togo.

Off to the hospital to check on things…Lord bless you all!

Aaron & Ginnie

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Rob Murphy permalink
    May 3, 2010 8:24 am

    You guys are in our thoughts and prayers!

    Rob, Erin, & Caitlin
    Princeville, IL

    • Aaron permalink*
      May 21, 2010 7:43 am

      Hey Murph!

      Thanks so much! It was great to see you before we left. It’s like it was just yesterday that we were in Norfolk even though it was 13 years ago!

      Aaron

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