Wednesday, June 1, 2011

An Important Visitor!

Below is our buddy Gus! I found this picture while looking through all the wonderful pictures that the communications department takes for us.  Last Friday we had a momentous day on the ship as the president and vice-president of Sierra Leone came aboard and received a tour of the hospital, met with some patients, and shared a speech of their gratitude of Mercy Ships being here, and their desire to see lives changed moving forward.
I bet Gus never knew what he was signing up for when he welcomed us into his life.  He surely wasn’t anticipating surgery to help him with a jaw that would refuse to grow.  He probably didn’t anticipate moving onto a giant ship or living on a window-less level with no fresh air while he recovered from this painful procedure.  And I’m fairly certain he never would have guessed that he would be greeted by the president of his nation! 

“Greater things are yet to come, greater things are still to be done, in this city.”

ps- the caucasian man in this photo is Dr. Gary Parker - the chief medical officer onboard and the maxillofacial surgeon who performed Gus’s surgery.

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  1. Hi Friends!!! So glad Rosalee sent us a link to your blog! What great adventures & wonderful story telling we have found! Can't wait to check back for more... We have almost reached our budget needs ourselves, expect to be in China by Halloween! God Speed to all of you, you're in our prayers! Please add us to your newsletter list also! ( - Now that you've inspired me, I'll have to find something way more interesting to share on our blog (other than fundraising adventures...)

    Mark, Joy, Tryston, Joseph, & Wesley Kwong