Archive for November, 2014

Missing Ghana

Sunday, November 30th, 2014 |

It is a cold, white winter day here in Wisconsin.  But my heart is warm as I spent a wonderful Thanksgiving day with my family and friends.  And yes, I miss my Ghana family very much!  At times I weep for them.  I connect on viber with some of them and it puts a big […]

Back in Wisconsin

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 |

Well, sadly, I am back in Wisconsin.  Oh, it’s not that I am not grateful to see the love of my life, Bette.  She is an awesome woman and an awesome wife.  I love her!  But I would just as soon be with her back in Ghana!  I miss Ghana so much, it actually hurts.  […]

Back in America

Friday, November 21st, 2014 |

I returned from Ghana to America on November 20th.  I arrived in Chicago and stayed overnight with family.  I just arrived back in Wisconsin this evening.  I have not come home.  Perhaps I have returned to America, but it is not home to me.  As the saying goes “home is where the heart is”.  My […]

Counting the Days

Monday, November 17th, 2014 |

No, I am not counting the days as in I can hardly wait to leave.  Far from it!  I am counting the days because I am already sad to think I leave in two days.  I fly out to Accra on Wednesday morning and then fly out that night to London and eventually Chicago.   […]

Relational

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 |

In a word, that’s what makes it so refreshing to wake up each day here in Ghana.  From the time I walk to the hospital to the time I go home, I am greeted by the smiles, laughs, and energy of the children.  They love to say “hi” and “bye”!  And they do that with […]

Cassava, Zinc, and Poverty

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 |

No, these don’t necessarily relate to each other, but I thought it would get your attention.  Cassava is the staple root “vegetable” of Ghana, Zinc is often used in the treatment of diarrhea, and poverty…well, you be the judge of what true poverty is.  I told you they don’t relate…but perhaps they do?   Today […]

A picture of a malaria complication

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 |

Here is a picture of that 4 year old sweet boy who needs a miracle.  His kidneys have been affected.  Please pray for Rolland.

Rhonda the Rat

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 |

Are you intrigued?  Yes folks, I came home from the hospital about 11:30 last night, turned on the light in my room and I saw Rhonda scurry from the top shelf and ran under my bed.  Now I like to share, but I was in no mood to share the night with Rhonda.  I made […]

At Home

Monday, November 10th, 2014 |

It is so great to become part of the team here.  I don’t feel at all like a stranger or a visitor.  The longer I am there, the more I get into the day to day struggles and challenges of caring for these dear people.   It is a great experience to have the theory […]

Joyful!

Sunday, November 9th, 2014 |

Today I went back to Emmanuel Congregation.  My friend Frank was with family in Sunyani so I went on my own!  It was great!  I really am becoming part Ghanian.  But isn’t that what God intends for us when we are in another culture/nation.  We are to become immersed in who they are.  I love […]