Keith R. Brinkman serving with Mercy Ships. This is another way for me to communicate with you all what is happening. I hope you enjoy seeing the photos and entries.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I Love You in Sign Language

Visit Oct 17 (14)
Originally uploaded by keith.brinkman
Since learning some sign language at Bible college in '84, I have taught various ones how to do the sign 'I Love You' and here Owen, Jordie, Princess and Matalina are doing it - all from the Liberia Children's Rescue Education Foundation Orphanage in New Georgia.

Visit Sept 6

Visit Sept 6 (4)
Originally uploaded by keith.brinkman
One of the things we bring when we visit the orphanage is the colorful parachute - the children hold on to straps on the sides and then bounce a small or large ball on it - fun for all and thankfully it is real strong and does not tear.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Family Night w Victorious Faith Ministries

On Sunday evening for our community meeting, it was Family Night. Ines was able to invite 12 of the children from Victorious Faith Ministries Refuge Home and they shared a few songs and dance with us. In the photo they are doing the dance aspect. They did real well and we are real proud of them. On one of the songs, we the audience were able to participate with the actions also - fun!!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Visit of new children

Visit 02 September
Originally uploaded by keith.brinkman
Isaiah is one of the new children at the orphanage in New Georgia. Both his mother and father died from illness earlier this year. He is having a difficult time adjusting to life in the orphanage. We brought him and the other two new children to the ship for a visit. As seen in the photo, he was playing with some toys we have on the dock for our kids to play with.


Princess Portrait
Originally uploaded by keith.brinkman
Princess is new to the orphanage I visit in New Georgia. Her father was killed in an accident and something happened to her mother and so she is now in the orphanage. We brought her and the other two new children to the ship for dinner (which there was not much food that she liked) and a visit (including playing on Deck 7 as seen in the photo).

Birthday 42

Birthday 42
Originally uploaded by keith.brinkman
My 'birthday card' from the children at Liberia Children Rescue Education Foundation Orphanage in New Georgia. They also sang at the top of their lungs 'Happy Birthday'. All helping to make it a special celebration.