Christmas Day Brunch

Christmas Day Brunch
Originally uploaded by keith.brinkman

We gathered together this morning for our Christmas Day brunch. Ken is showing me one of his favorite fruits – strawberries – which is also my favorite. I joined their family for the morning brunch. We enjoyed many types of fruits that are just not available in Africa, but are available here in Tenerife. Merry Christmas Feliz Navidad

Christmas Eve Dinner

For our Christmas Eve dinner on board the Africa Mercy, I joined with the Royston family – Tony (who is our biomedical technician for the hospital), Patricia (school teacher), their son Elliott (also known by a Ghanaian name of Kwesi) and our senior chaplain PJ Hopkins. The galley team did a great job and prepared both ham and turkey and the fixings and various deserts like pecan pie.

Rocky Waves – Galley

Wednesday evening, all day Thursday, last night and all today we are having large swells and thus the ship is moving greatly from side to side – in addition to a strong wind from the west. Most of the adults have gotten little sleep. In this photo you see the affect in our galley. The staff there continue to provide meals for the 300 people on board the ship (of those still eating). We are due in Santa Cruz on Saturday.