Sunday, December 30, 2007

Mercy Ships AWAFC Party...

Our staff Christmas party. Above: the pictures. Below: a description of the photos.

Preparations started Friday morning. My job: beating peppers for the meal. A new discovery for me; efficient, especially for crushing garlic.

The meal was ready on time: 1 pm. Rice, fried chicken, potato salad, cous-cous. Yum.

After the meal, staff & patients got together for the reading of the Christmas story & for caroling, which included songs in Krio, English, Dutch, Mende, Temne, Limba, etc.

The 8 patients on the ward joined us. Fortunately all would be going home before Christmas day. For most of the staff that meant a bit of a holiday.

One of our OR nurses is retiring. So we included some speeches and gifts in honor of him. He served with us for 2 ½ years.

We also had great dessert. Cake & ice cream. A real treat for most.

Then we ended with a surprise Raffle. All names in a box, and the winner gets…a huge bag of rice!

Before going home all of the staff received their gifts. A bag of toiletries. A sack of clothes. A bucket of rice. A coupon to pick up a chicken.

Merry Christmas staff of the Aberdeen West African Fistula Centre!


genae said...

looks like your christmas went well....ours was fun as well, but since then life has been more exciting since harper was born!

miss you guys...looking forward to the visit in the spring!

Anonymous said...

Hey San, thanks for sharing with us all, only small correction :) we had 12 patients on the ward ...
Thanks for all your help over the holidaysand blessings for 2008

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