Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This and That

This is the road to a little village called Apaakrom. We make the 30 minute drive on this dirt road 1-2 times a week to visit a family from our branch. Currently we are in the harmattan season. It looks like fog but in reality, it is dry, dusty wind from the Sahara. The thick dust obscures the sun and covers everything with a fine dust (inside and outside). Our days are still hot but now very dry and hazy.

On January 13th we said good bye to our dear friends and fellow missionaries, Sister and Elder Kiffer. They headed back to Alaska after a job well done. We love them and will miss them!

Our Ghanaian son, Patrick and his finance' Charlotte entering their soon to be first home together. It is a small apartment with 2 small rooms and no running water. But they are grateful they were able to find a place they could afford. They are planning on getting married in February. We are so happy for them.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Barbecue in January

We were invited to a neighborhood barbecue in January! That is definitely a first for us. Our landlord, Jos, had a grill made out of a large drum. It worked amazingly well!

Elder Saunders and Jos grilled chicken, fish, and calamari. Jos and his wife own the building we live in. They live in London but came for a few months to do needed repairs and improvements.

Kathryn is from Washington State. She is a retired art professor who started a non-profit organization that raises money to send children to high school here in Cape Coast. Every year she comes to Ghana for 6 months to make arrangements for the following school year. She has made it possible for many young people to complete their education when they had no hope or resources to do so. She has made many dreams become a reality for children in Ghana. I want to be like her when I grow up!

Kathryn, Carol (Jos's wife) Elder and Sister Saunders, Jos, David, and Moises. We had a wonderful afternoon with our wonderful neighbors and friends! Life doesn't get much better than good food, good friends, and a warm January afternoon!