Note: We are now home, sleeping in our own beds and refreshed and ready for the day. I wrote journal entries while we were gone, but because of spotty internet access, I am posting them now. So watch RelevantBlog daily for my journal entries.
Also, go to our Ghana mission blog, set up by the team. Great stuff there. http://www.ghanamission08.blogspot.com/
Mud hut villages lined the roads as we drove along. I found it curious to see modern cars and roads flanking mud huts. Goats roamed freely. Chickens too. Termite mounds nearly as tall as Aidan fascinated him. “Did you see them?” He said.
When we landed in Accra, Aidan turned to me and said, “I’ve been waiting for this moment a long time.” Yes, he has. To see him already love Ghana has been a blessing.
We met Paul Napari today. When we did our introductions, he said, “Yes, Mary and Aidan we know. We say their names around our house.” Aidan’s “fame” has spread because of the well project. It looks like now it’ll become a pipeline project, running from a source nearby to the village of Sankpem. We may need to raise more money for that, but we’re excited to be a part of bringing fresh water to the village.
Tonight we will go to the Koinonia church. I’m very excited. Those who know me well know that I love energetic, alive worship. I can’t wait.
A rooster is crowing in the background. It’s very peaceful here. Humid and agrarian. I love seeing flowers and trees I’ve never seen before. It reminds me of what heaven might be like.
The people here are utterly beautiful. Stunning. I look forward to meeting many folks in the days to come. God is good. All the time.
Evening. We had a lovely dinner at the Osments—spaghetti and bread and salad and homemade pound cake and ice cream. Then we went to Koinonia church for a dedication service for the team. We sang a few worship songs, then Pastor Isaac introduced Cheryl who introduced us. We’ve found that AIDAN is hard to pronounce. Perhaps we should use his Ghanian name. Akwasi.