Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Good Ship in Monrovia


A giant floating hospital has arrived in the Port of Monrovia, carrying 400 staff for the purpose of repairing cleft upper lip & palate, crossed eyes, flesh-eating diseases, and other important surgeries that most Liberian hospitals can't do. Of course, this is a great thing, and they should be commended.

One of our intrepid LL reporters was invited to a "cocktail party" on the ship, which turned out to be a strictly juice-and-water affair. The ship is said to be something of a floating Christian village, with full families living and working onboard. The movie The Stepford Wives was mentioned in comparison. Sounds like a great milieu for a novel!

4 Comments:

Blogger Joy Hancock said...

Josh,

Below is a link to some amazing photos and stories about Liberians that Mercy Ships provided medical intervention for during their last stay in Liberia (2005/2006).

http://www.onamercyship.com/patients.html

Every person on that ship must pay their own way. Some go for two weeks, some for 6 weeks, some for 9 months, some for a number of years.

Joy

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their work is a true humanitarian gesture. May Christ's peace be with them and all who make their work possible.

7:58 PM  
Blogger eThib said...

Josh-
Thanks for your mention of our ship on your blog. I stumbled upon your blog this morning. I can see it's a relatively new one, as I don't recall reading it when I was here last year. It looks to be a good source of news & politics of Liberia, a good counterpart to Elma Shaws 'culture' blog. I look forward to reading it regularly. If you'd like to visit the ship, send me an email or swing by. I'll have the juice ready.

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Stepford Wife said...

Hey Josh,

Our Civic and Press Reception, which I assume is the one your friend attended on boad, was at 09:30 in the morning. Is it usual to serve cocktails at this hour?

8:39 PM  

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