Ok, so the cat’s out of the bag. I’m going back to Ghana!!
I am so looking forward to my trip back to Ghana in October. Although all of the details are not yet worked out, I have made some preliminary plans. Unfortunately, I will be traveling alone because of Alan’s responsibilities at work. My travels start on October 12th, and I’ll return home on the 22nd. I’ll spend nearly all of my time helping at Beacon House orphanage. This is the same orphanage where I helped while living in Accra. It is run by an Italian American woman who is also a missionary. There are 30+ children living there at any given time ranging in age from a few months old to about 14 years old. I’ll be staying in a room in the baby house, where it’ll probably be a little noisy. I’ve also been informed that I’ll have to take bucket baths (a very common thing for the average Ghanaian). Friday night I’ve booked a room at the SIM Guesthouse (the same guesthouse that I managed while living in Accra) so I can go to the Dzorwulu Keep Fit Club at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning to visit with many of my Ghanaian friends.
When talking with a friend recently about this trip, she thought I would be scared. I’m not afraid to make this trip alone because Accra is the place I lived in and loved for 8 months. It would probably be a different story if I was going to a new country, but I already know the culture and how to get around. In addition, I spent 6 weeks of those 8 months alone (well, without Alan in the same country) when I lived there. I know what’s expected of me within the culture. Things can’t have changed that much in the 10 months I was away. 😉
I’ll be posting every few weeks as the time gets closer to depart. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.