Saturday, December 06, 2008

Something Different

This news is a couple weeks old, but I still want to share it. In the first place, when I shared about our SIM team, I forgot someone. Christina Holder is a journalist who has been here since June, doing some work for SIM and some freelance work. (SORRY, Christina! I didn't have a picture of you!) She also organized an art show at the museum in Monrovia (yes, we do have an official museum, at least a building called a museum) featuring several local artists and some of their works relating to their wartime and post-war experiences and perceptions. The boys and I went to see it and enjoyed the paintings. Since art is not something we talk about much here, I thought you might be interested in seeing them.
Christina posted the paintings on her blog and here is the link:
You'll enjoy her other blog entries and also there should be links to her articles.
This links to her features on the SIM website that are about Liberia:
Christina leaves next Friday but is hoping to return to Liberia, probably to do more free lance writing. If you read her work, you will see that God has given her a compassionate insight into the lives and hearts of people here.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Caleb's new cast!

Last wednesday, Caleb was playing goal in a soccer game in gym class, and put out his hand to stop a shot, and his wrist really hurt afterwards... (his team was leading 3-0 when he left the game... on the strength of some bold goaltending). That evening I looked at it and figured it was kind of a bad sprain. But when on Thursday it kept swelling and hurting, Dr. Mom and I finally figured out we should do an x-ray.... indeed, Caleb had a fracture of the two bones in his forearm (a "buckle" fracture for those of you in the medical arena). It was in good position and so didn't require any pulling or bending, just a cast... He feels much better now. And all his friends have signed! This is the first time any of us have had a broken bone.