Loving Liberia

As some of you know, several years ago my husband and I founded a non-profit organization (One Body One Hope) that works alongside a church and orphanage in Monrovia, Liberia. And, as some of you also know, Aaron just returned from a two-week trip to West Africa. And I haven’t even blogged about it! What’s wrong with me?! Anyway, without further ado, a few photos to give you a glimpse of his trip.

My favorite photos are candids of the kids. Aren’t they gorgeous?

The view from the guesthouse where our team stayed. Third world country or tropical paradise? Both?

These are the girls of Christ Our Hope in front of the new dormitory that our team completed on their trip.

Here is my dad with one of the girls from the orphanage. My husband, dad, aunt, and uncle all got to go to Liberia this year. Me? I stayed home. I had my own kids to tend.

Just for fun… Can you guess what this is? I’ll post the answer in comments later.

When the shipping container showed up on-site, the kids broke into song and dance. Talk about praise!

This is one of my favorite photos. I just think it’s adorable.

Want to know more about One Body One Hope? You can find us on the web here, or you can email me! Thanks for reading…

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8 Responses to Loving Liberia

  1. Love the pictures!! I have no idea what those bottles are. Hmmm…my creativity is failing me. I don’t even have a cool guess.

  2. Jody says:

    Awesome pictures! That is an amazing work your organization is doing. The bottles… I am going to take a guess… the first thing that came to my mind was a sort of bowling game?

  3. Robyn Munt says:

    Is it coca cola? Doesn’t look like it, but you never know – coke seems to be everywhere even in remote parts of Africa!

    The kids are gorgeous. Well done for taking such a practical step Nicole (and Aaron of course!).

  4. Nicole Baart says:

    Good guesses, but the bottles are neither Coke nor a bowling game… There’s a hint written on the wood. Any new guesses?

  5. Monica says:

    Does the wood say oil and therefore that’s oil?

  6. Nicole Baart says:

    Oil is close enough. It’s a Liberian gas station! Can you believe that? They fill your tank with a glass mayonnaise jar and a funnel.

  7. Jody says:

    I would have never guessed that! That’s really interesting.

  8. Lisa McKay says:

    SHOOT! I even knew the answer to that one and came to post it, but too slow. Hi from sunny Tasmania where internet access points are few and far between and I’m loving the cool weather and the total break!

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