Tuesday, July 31, 2012

When We Never Have to Say Good-bye!

We have been in Kumasi for 6 weeks, helping a fellow missionary as they had to fly home. Sunday is our last Sunday. Just as you are beginning it is time to say good-bye. I told the kids in Sunday School, next week is our last Sunday, but I may surprise you and come back sometime. I hope to find all of you still here. I also said, if I don't see you again, I will look for you in heaven. We have enjoyed our time here in Kumasi, BUT, we are also anxious to get home. We miss all the people at our church, there are boys and girls there also.

I think we have all come to realize we love being in Takoradi. It is not as big and busy as Kumasi. There is still a lot of work to be done were we are. I am thankful for God allowing us this opportunity to minister in a different area.

dried cameleon

boys made a bottle cap shooter

playing hop scotch

Monday, July 23, 2012

A Little About Me

I have been a missionary on the field of Ghana, West Africa for 8 years. I have been in the ministry with my husband for 16 years. My husband was Assistant Pastor at our home church before coming to Africa.I have 4 children; Naomi 14, Matthew Jr. 12, Joseph 10, and Nehemiah 5.

Naomi, Jackie, Mack, Matthew,
Nehemiah and Jospeh

The Family with our  two national pastors; Prince and Koasi

Matthwew, Naomi,
Nehemiah and Jospeh
I was saved when I was 9 years old and made sure of my salvation when I was 18. I met my husband when I was 19, he came to our church to be the Assistant Pastor. We got married a year later in 1996. We bought a house and continued serving the Lord in our home church. In 1999, during our missions conference we surrendered to Ghana, West Africa. We sold our house and spent 3 years on deputation We arrived on the field in November of 2003. I had 3 children when we arrived.in Ghana. Once we got to our house in Africa I sat down and cried and cried and cried. I think I cried for the first week we where here. I thought what in the world am I doing? Three small children and in a strange country. Did I say I cried? After I got over the initial shock, I decided I can't sit here and cry for the next few years. I began to make my house a home. We arrived on the field with only our suitcases. Praise the Lord the landlord of the house we where renting left his couch and dinning table. We borrowed some beds from another missionary until we could get some. We began slowly to adjust and make due with what we had. The Lord moved us to another place in Ghana 6 months later. This time we had beds, but no couch or dinning table. However we didn't have to wait long. Our home church sent our container and after 9 months of being in the country we had some of our familiar belongings once again. I had my fourth baby on our first furlough back home. I am thankful for God allowing me to serve Him.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My Kitchen!

My Kitchen

Pounding Palm Nuts for Soup

Ground Hog and some Beef

Palm Nut Soup

Palm Nuts

Boiling the Plantian and Cassava

Palm Nuts

Pounding the Plaintian and Cassava (FUFU)

Fufu with Ground Hog and Palm Nut Soup

Nehemiah helping with tortillas

Naomi Carving a watermelon

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