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15Gate- Liberia, Africa 2012 Part 1

15Gate- Liberia, Africa 2012 Part 1

Do you remember where 15Gate was in our trip?? Or is this the first blog of mine you have read? Well, if you forgot or are just joining my blogging, 15Gate is at 15Gate just outside the Firestone reservation in Liberia. 🙂 It’s as simple as that. 15Gate had some of the SMILIEST kids!! WAAHH!! I loved their faces sooo much and needless to say I have  A LOT of pictures of them!!   OK, so here is the same…

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Civil Compound- Liberia 2012

Civil Compound- Liberia 2012

This is Civil Compound, basically it is out in the bush. To get here this year was an adventure in itself, a fun adventure!! Since it was “drizzling”, we were walking through puddles as high as our thighs, and when trekking through the bush I had my camera put in a plastic bag in my pack for safety. However, I do have some pretty amazing pictures still to share. I have to start the tale of our adventures to Civil…

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Sinkor and 11th Street

Sinkor and 11th Street

An overview of Serve the Children in Liberia. 1. They have three schools located in Liberia. One is in Monrovia known as Sinkor, the other is at 15Gate just off the Firestone reservation, and the third one is in the Firestone reservation known as Civil Compound. When the teams are there we stay on the 3rd floor of the Sinkor school. So each morning you are awoken by the community waking up and children laughing, you fall asleep to either…

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Liberia 2012

Liberia 2012

Where do I even start in telling you about my trip to Liberia this year?! I guess I can show you with pictures…. oh the kids and their happy faces just lit up my world this year. Here is an amazing picture of one little boy, whose name was REALLY hard to say so we called him our little Ham… He had such a personality! Julie coined the name Ham because she would say he is always hamming around… meaning…

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Late nights ramblings.

Late nights ramblings.

Well, let’s see. I leave for Liberia in 4 days…. I feel like I am in a limbo period and just waiting for it to happen. It is the emotion I got at a swim meet just before I flew off the dive stool into the water and swam my heart out to the finish. So much has happened in the last six months. I am at a great place in life right now. I haven’t felt more confident in…

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Final Liberian Blog Entry

Final Liberian Blog Entry

[July 4th, 2011; 12:30am = Liberian Time] Traveling again. Back to Washington state 🙁 Not surprisingly, I am not doing too well.I was able to not cry around any of the Liberians, but once sitting in the waiting area at the airport, after going through customs, I just silently broke down. I think it was silent anyway. I was able to get a window seat for the trip to Accra, Ghana though. I sobbed as I watched Liberia leave; I…

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Liberian Journal, Portion 9

Liberian Journal, Portion 9

[July 2nd, 2011 @8:50am] Last full day here. I’m sitting on the rocks outside thanking Jesus for the time I had here. I am not ready to go back yet. I like the heat, humidity, people, ocean… just everything. My camera did not charge last night, so I will not get any pictures of my last day. I have to say, that almost killed my spirit for today. The canoers/fisherman are out on the ocean moving east I think it…

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Liberian Blog, Journal/Day 8

Liberian Blog, Journal/Day 8

[June 30th, 2011 @ 10:08am] Yesterday I was feeling much better, still a little wonky from the diarrhea the day before. My arm was incredibly painful from the MLR(mysterious Liberian Rash) that we soon renamed Serious Liberian Infection (SLR). The rash soon turned into pustules and looked like huge pimples. Martha had mentioned earlier that she saw a child with honey coloured scabs and such on her face. That could easily be a strep/staph infection of sorts. Maybe that is…

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Liberian Journal, Day 6/7

Liberian Journal, Day 6/7

[June 26th, 2011 3:55pm] Harris gave me my African name!! It is Kebeh meaning “Do it for me”. In Lorma (Loma) from Lofa County in Liberia. This county is in the northeastern portion of the nation. The name means to do it for the people I serve, not for myself. Yesterday was Saturday, and it was a lazier day because all the kids were not there. I ended up talking with all the guys this morning. Harris, Morris, Michael, and…

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Liberian Journal, Day 5

Liberian Journal, Day 5

[June 24th, 2011; sometime at night 10pm or so] Today we went to Civil Compound, very enjoyable. They put on a program for their graduation, and us being there too. Our drive there was long, but fun! We had to cross over our bridge, but we couldn’t be in the car to cross over the bridge, and here is why:(the bridge and also some scenery on the way there will be in the next few pictures) Most of the people…

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