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And so it begins………
Jun 21, 2009
By: jsmith

From this picture you can’t see the road, but it is there.  This the road from the Kilimanjaro Airport.  Very near the location of this picture New Hope International Hospital is being built (there will be more pictures later.)  Further up the road there is a little village Kikititi, at Kikititi you take the turn […]

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Kilimanjaro…….
Jun 16, 2009
By: jsmith

How would you like to see this sight as you go for a walk in the cool of the evening?  On a clear day from the village of Sakila this is the view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  So here is a proposal for all of you adventurous souls.  Come with me (us) to Africa and while we are […]

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Turning 50
Jun 13, 2009
By: pgrimsland

Well, today I turn 50 years old. It’s hard to get around the mindset of actually being 50. When you’re younger and looking forward, 50 seems so old. As I look back I remember the good and the bad, the time well spent and the time wasted. Now with more than half of my life […]

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H4C, an opportunity for thee!
Jun 9, 2009
By: jsmith

Okay, now what is the first thing you see when you look at this picture.  This is not a trick question.  From some of the people you see SMILES!  Smiles, and they aren’t fake.  We drove hours and hours, and HOURS  to go to this village that is somewhere near the Kenya/Tanzania border.  There is […]

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Whoa…those shots!
Jun 3, 2009
By: jsmith

Leo nakewenda kliniki = Today I went to the Doctor (Clinic) and got my shots for Africa.  My arm is sore = Mkono mlangu ni kidonda. I received my Yellow Fever, Typhoid and Hepatitis A shots.  Tomorrow I have to get my malaria medicine = Kesho nakwenda pokea dawa da malaria.  Other than the malaria […]

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Tea with Tia
By: ssmith

In the summer of 2008, I began moving forward with plans to visit my friend, Tia Ao, in Mokokchung, Nagaland. Back in May, 2002 Tia and her husband, Chuba Ao, visited with our family here in our New York home. That was Tia’s third visit to the U.S. and our home. Chuba then wrote in precise detail instructions for obtaining […]

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The Joy of Water….
Jun 1, 2009
By: jsmith

In the USA each of us uses about 151 gallons of water per day.  In most East African countries most households use less than 5 gallons of water per day.  It’s a great joy to watch people who have at times walked five miles a day to get their water to  now have water available […]

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Tribute to Charles Mhina
May 25, 2009
By: jsmith

I finally found a picture of Charles, and it is with his wife Martha. Charles Mhina died about 2 1/2 years ago of cerebral malaria.  I have always wanted to do something to let it be known that he was one of the most joyful, helpful, deeply spiritual, great human beings that I have ever had […]

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Globes are Great!
May 21, 2009
By: jsmith

Globes are great.  If you can..go out and get a globe.  It doesn’t have to be a big one.  Even if you get a beach ball with the countries of the world on it get yourself a globe.  Why?  Well, you will be amazed at how your geography skills will increase (Africa is a continent, […]

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