This has been quite an adventure and I’ve learned so much and been blessed beyond words. I hope to spend the next week getting reacquainted with Bruce and my surroundings. And then I’ll post some of my favorite “behind the scenes” memories. But for today, I’m simply feeling grateful. Grateful for all of you who have followed on this adventure. Grateful to my Ghanaian family for showing me what unconditional love really looks like. Grateful to my family and friends who have sent support all along the way. Thank you to God for choosing me to have this experience.
When I left Ghana on Thursday, the school building was close to being complete. The library was finished (except for painting). The outside of the building was 3/4 of the way painted. They guys were still finishing up cementing the hallway, entryway and the last couple of classrooms. Here is what it looks like from the outside.
This is what the library and the other classrooms will look like (only painted).
There is an amazing group of volunteers who are there who will be completing the painting. We’ve met several times and volunteers have agreed to take shifts overseeing the library. That will include teaching the teachers how to teach the kids to handle books. They will make sure the “Norms” (some people call them rules) for the library are followed. They ensure the computers are being used to teach the kids computer skills. They will teach the younger kids different learning games with some of the toys provided. It’s a big job and I know these folks will rise to the occasion. Feeling huge gratitude for them.
I could easily spend the rest of the day sharing stories, but instead I’m going to go enjoy a nice fire, some music and sweet conversation with Bruce. Thank you all again for being on this journey with me. More later.