Our international service project of 2016 has come to a close. Danny, Yoshika, and I returned from Ghana late last night, but here’s a short recap of what we did the past few days:
Last Sunday we attended church with our host family. It was a special day because they had the naming ceremony for their new baby boy!
The following day, we wrapped up our partnership with love volunteers and received certificates for our service work.
Then, we headed to Accra to spend our last few days there. We stayed at the lovely beachfront Ramada Inn and enjoyed some recreational activities. Our guide Samuel took us around the city and showed us various historical spots. We visited the burial site of Ghana’s first president, an old lighthouse, and the old port of Britain, which is now the site of 5,000 homeless people and orphans.
After our guided tour of Accra, we were pretty wiped out, so we grabbed some lunch, said our goodbyes to Samuel, and headed back to the hotel. We chilled at the beach for a bit, played in the waves and watched the sunset. It was a great end to our time spent in Ghana
I’m so grateful for the past four weeks and the opportunity to serve in Ghana. It’s difficult to put into words what I gained from this journey as I’m still reflecting about it. If anything, it was quite a humbling and eye-opening experience. I never realized how many things I took for granted in my life until now.
I can only hope that our service and time spent there has made an impact in some way. A big thanks goes out to Sally, our host/guide, and Mr. Boadu, our other homestay. Without them, we wouldn’t have been able to have such a successful experience. So, this concludes our journey. Thank you so much for reading; I hope you enjoyed our trip as much as we did!
Thanks for reading,