“Rest” Day – Liberia 2017
Although it was a scheduled day of rest, the CSI team was still hard at work on Sunday:
-Part of the team toured Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, where they saw the sights, including multiple embassies, and learned about how the country has progressed since the civil war ended.
-As part of a community health initiative some members of the team visited Frances Gaskin Orphanage, where we administered anti-parasitic to approximately 75 children (deworming). Parasitic infections are among the most common infections in developing countries, significantly impairing nutrition – which of course can lead to many other health problems. Thanks to our relationship with Orphan Relief and Rescue, we were able to return to the orphanage again this year, as we do every year. We also delivered supplies, played with the children, observed their musically focused church service and Sunday school for the younger children.
-We visited the village of Cotton-Tree at the request of the village leader to administer anti-parasitic medication to community residents. We had no idea how many people we would be serving; we were enthusiastically welcomed by about 1,500 children and adults eager to see us!
-Tomorrow is Day 1 of surgery, with the first surgeries scheduled for 7:30 a.m.
We are so grateful to Firestone Natural Rubber Company for providing our housing, food, transportation, security and so much more.