Dr. Adam Blickley
and his family members have been part of several mission service trips
to developing countries. Adam has been an ob-gyn
doctor for almost 25 years and has shared his skills in many situations.
He started the Women’s Health Center on Union and College at the
expressway and is serving many patients in the greater Grand Rapids
area. He teaches economics and ethics at MSU Medical school. He and his
family are very active in the community, Ani is PTA president, Director
of the TEEN MOPS (a program for mentoring teen mothers) at Sunshine Church, and teaches Phys. Ed at Northpointe Christian School. The information below explains a mission
trip they all will make at the end of this year. Each member of the
family has a job to do, and they go in the name of the Lord, requesting
that your prayers accompany the family on this journey.
To follow Adam & Ani's on their ministry trip to people in Togo
Daughter Lydia also has a Blog:
Message received Dec. 28th, 2011:
Merry Christmas from Tsiko, Togo
We cannot get to our comcast here, so Jenny Voss who is house sitting
for us is sending this for us from GR. We will probably not be
sending out a ton of emails.
We arrived safely and hit the ground running. Adam performed a surgery
the first night we were here, after traveling for 2 days, all went
well. He has been finding his way around the OR and is beginning to feel
comfortable. Keep praying for wisdom for him, he is seeing
cases that he rarely, if ever, sees in the states. He removed a 15#
fibroid on Friday!!! Someone took pictures, if you want to see them when
we get home, just ask : )
The kids performed the Lifesong, Everything skit for 4,5 and 6th time
today (Christmas Day). Twice in the hospital and once for the
missionary's Christmas party. Lydia, did an excellent job of helping all
the kids with the music and their parts. 2 of the Dekryger boys-
William and Grant took part in the mime as well.
The other two times were in a remote village about 2 hours south of
here, where there was a meeting for men, women and children going
on. It was put on by the pastor in that village, and we were there to
help. I wish I had time to describe the cow trails we drove
on to get
there! Suffice it to say we dodged holes (think biggest pothole you know
and multiply), people with any number of things balanced on
their heads, bikes, motorcycles, goats, sometimes motorcycles and goats
together we counted 5 goats-4 dead and 1 alive strapped on the
back of the bike.
We have been well taken care of by the Dekrygers-well fed, well
showered, well everything.
This week, we install water filters, do a VBS in a mountain village,
celebrate Grace's 8th bday, operate, operate, operate, Lydia, Gabrielle
and I go to Mango with Todd (10 hours on those crazy roads I described
above-no air) to see the progress of the hospital they are
building up there.
Please continue to pray for perseverance and health for us!
Blessings and Joyeux Noel from the Blickleys