Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy 2012...

Wishing you a Happy New Year from Hamilton Beach.
May it be full of great adventures, many successes, lots of laughter, special moments with family and friends and fun surprises.
Let us endeavour to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly in all we do.
All the best in 2012.

Christmas 2011 in Salone...

Christmas 2011.
Away from family but with friends. I was surprised with Christmas mail and presents from family and friends from all over the world. Thank you! Colleagues that went home for Christmas left gifts in my stocking. Tenki plenti! My friend and colleague Emily came to spend Christmas and New Years here, which has been fun. The morning was spent at Regent church where the children performed their Christmas play. They did an excellent job. We spent the afternoon with an English family - good conversation, playing with playmobil castles and dragons, watching the children open their gifts with delight, enjoying an amazing Christmas dinner (thanks Anne!), blowing out candles on the Happy Birthday Jesus cake. It was so nice to spend the afternoon with a family here. In the evening Emily and I went to Lumley beach and enjoyed the sunset. It was a good Christmas!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Top 11 of 2011 in pictures...

"Oxygen for Christmas" 2010 was a big success with concentrators arriving in February.
Welcoming the Africa Mercy to Sierra Leone.
The pleasure of helping the children with Burkitt's lymphoma.
April 27th - Independence Day and all of the festivities plus Vez and Rob's visit.
Decorating Easter eggs with Sarah, Mikey and Francis.

The Comic Relief Reveal and receiving the grant money to improve child health.
Namina's surgery on the Africa Mercy.
The successful Welbodi quiz night at IMATT.
Time with family in Colorado.
Time with family in Middelburg.

Multiple trips to Namina and family in Bailor town.

2011 has been an amazing year. There have been many highs and of course some lows too. All in all it was an excellent year and I look back with fond memories. I'm hoping for an exciting 2012 with many adventures.

~ Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. micah 6:8 ~