From the mundane to the extraordinary, here is what's been happening on the Africa Mercy over the last few weeks.
|My coffee and my calculator: just another typical day at work.|
|Teaching percentages to my class of 6th graders|
|In the Academy we celebrated "Favorite Book Character" day. I dressed up like Eponine from Les Miserables.|
|Our deckies keep the ship well maintained|
|Our surgeons faced some difficult orthopedic cases.|
|An extraordinary transformation for Ulrich|
|The junior high & high schoolers spent 3 days off ship for our annual retreat.|
Our theme was "Christ in you, the hope of glory" from Colossians.
|The teachers dressed up like characters from Aladdin to get students excited for|
the retreat which included an Arabian Nights themed murder mystery game.
|One of the highlights of the retreat was a bonfire on the beach. We used bamboo sticks to roast hot dogs.|
|Harmattan arrived early this year. It's not fog, that's sand in the air, blown in on the winds coming from the Sahara.|
|Our Christmas celebrations include traditions from all over the world. This is Santa Lucia, a Scandinavian celebration.|
|Christmas on the ship also includes our own craft fair/holiday market called Winter Wonderland.|
|My friends Jamie, Lee-Anne and I used African fabric to make a variety of items to|
sell at Winter Wonderland. We called ourselves The Scrappy Sisters.
|Steffi, Anne, and I decorated our cabin door for the Christmas door decorating contest.|
|The math game I created to help students review for final exams.|