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Sunday, April 13, 2014


This week we visited a small fishing village. There were colorful boats and nets all around on the beach. We were lucky to be there just as they were bringing a boat out of the water. No boat launch here.  It was amazing to watch the men work together as a team to bring it in.

This is 12 year old Frank, our self-appointed tour guide at Hotel Africa.  A quiet, considerate young guy, he sort of attached himself to April and I, finding shells on the beach and even digging a live crab out of the sand, at some peril to his fingers.  As we were leaving, I handed him 20 Liberian dollars and he was thrilled with it.  I am a little embarrassed to admit that 20LD is worth about 17 cents US.  He told me his village doesn't have a latrine, so we will go back and talk to the community elders to ascertain if their village would be a good location for LDS Charities to build one.


  1. Great photos! I love the boats. Do they do any spear fishing around there? That's what Michael really wants to do.

  2. I love your pictures and stories. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

  3. Thank you so much for maintaining this blog! I will eagerly await each post.
    I'm curious - is "Frank" a common Liberian name, or do they adopt English names to make it easier for you to remember them?

    1. English first & last names are very common here. Possibly half of the people we meet have English names. John, Morris, Felix, Samuel, Cooper