Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sights, Culture & Light-hearted Moments

Pregnant mommas...

Kids headed to fetch water...



Big sister...




Kids selling...


Precious...




VIDEO: Ophilia's aunts and sisters making fu fu


Obrunis try out the Africa way :)







Who's stronger?



Rusty studies with a local pastor at the pastoral seminar...



Chris learns the penecostal dance at one of our nightly gospel crusades...



Maize cooking on the side of the road...




Women gathering leaves....they make some sort of local dish with these but I can't remember what it is called.





Little ones standing in front of the water well...




Traditional house in Asikuma...



Little girl getting her hair permed. :)



Women dancing at church...



Chief Nana, Esi, me, & Jake...



Little boy with a truck that he constructed out of scraps...



Jake got his hair cut here...



Ping pong...



Chief Nana (pictured far left) gave us each a piece of Kente cloth (the most valuable cloth in Ghana) with each of our names stitched on the cloth. This is a very highly regarded gift in Ghana and was Nana's thank you to our group for helping his village (this was our whole group minus two - Pastor Jeff & Michael).



You would think that going to an orphanage wouldn’t qualify as light-hearted, but this is not so at the Beacon House. The kids there are well taken care of, and are always quite happy and joyful. They are ready to play and socialize with us the minute we walk in!













LOVE IT!

2 comments:

Lori said...

It hit me today what a blessing and a gift it is to be able to read and write and share something so simple with the children - reading them stories. :D

Matthew and Jennifer Pitkin said...

Thanks for this - loved it! Especially that very last picture, made me laugh and laugh! :)