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Wow–Ghana is a long way away.

May 15, 2010

But at least we have free wifi at the Southern Baptist guest house. Thursday and Friday were busy days–lots of C-sections for babies in distress and hernias. Hard to believe our time is nearing an end. You can see Todd DeKryger the PA (really a full-blown independent surgeon in the role he plays in the hospital delivering a baby (or maybe it was twins in this pictures). A bunch of senior nursing students from Cedarville University in Ohio were at the hospital as well. They threw a great dinner party yesterday night for the staff, and we watching the Sandra Bullock movie “The Blindside” after the party. We also had the chance to make some clothes with the local seamstress. It’s amazing how you can have a custom shirt made etc for about $12 US. You can see the seamstress in the background of the picture.

We had a great pancake breakfast with Michael and Cheryl Gayle (yup finally got some of that bacon we brought them!). But from their the next leg of the trip was much longer. Usually the trip from Togo to Ghana is about 5 1/2 to 6 hours. This time it took almost 7 hours…and it was hot! I usually joke in French with the Togolese that it’s not hot enough. But today it was hot enough. I can’t imagine the 105 degree heat up at the new hospital in Mango way up north. The Ghanian cops in particular were painful on the way in, we were stuck at the border for about an hour during the hottest part of the day until some money changed hands. But we made it to Accra safely. It was great to take a shower here and cool off while we wait for dinner. It definitely brings up the biblical story of washing the dust off your sandals. Soon it’s off to the airport for a 22 hour trip in the air.

It’ll be good to be home. We have lots of precious memories of serving in Togo. It’s a privilege to be here serving others and sharing the gospel. I’m grateful that we have had no major complications in the two weeks I’ve been here. Certainly some of the acutely ill patients were at high risk for complications.

I’ll try to post more as we travel. God bless.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve Eisinger permalink
    May 15, 2010 1:13 pm

    Praying for you as you travel!
    Steve

    • Aaron permalink*
      May 21, 2010 7:40 am

      Hi Steve!

      Thanks for praying for us. We know you and Joan remain very busy with your international ministry in Indy, and we appreciate you taking time to pray for us!

      We look forward to you seeing you both Sunday!

      Aaron & Ginnie

  2. May 15, 2010 1:40 pm

    I’ve been loving all your updates! We’ll be praying for you as you come home & for your transition back!

    • Aaron permalink*
      May 21, 2010 7:39 am

      Hi Tina–Thanks so much for following along this past two weeks!

      It’s great to know people from Faith are praying for us 🙂

      Aaron & Ginnie

  3. May 17, 2010 9:47 am

    Dear Aaron & Ginny

    Thank you for making the trip and being a part of our lives! Even though we didn’t get to visit much, I know others did and they enjoyed your company. Hope you guys can make it back to Togo soon. “Enjoy your residency”.

    Steve

  4. May 17, 2010 9:50 am

    Oops, I meant Ginnie, couldn’t catch it in time with this “high speed” connection I have in Lomé.

    Steve

    • Aaron permalink*
      May 21, 2010 7:38 am

      Hey Steve!

      Thanks so much for dropping us a line from Lome–now the blog will have a dot on the map for Lome!! Yay!

      Ha, ha so funny that you caught the typo re: Ginnie’s name. It happens all the time. I’m still working on Bob Cropsey–no success yet 🙂

      Lord bless you and Mary Jo this term.

      Aaron & Ginnie

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