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Published: September 30th 2016
The post office "Ghana Style"
One of the many alcoves of P.O. boxes
Life in the city of Kumasi;
We went to check the post office to check the mail one day last week. We parked in the front of the building … had to walk around the block and up a flight of stairs just to find the section that our box is in. Searched for our # in the sea of boxes. Inside we found a little purple slip directing us to a desk for our package. So, back around the block we walked. The grumpy fella behind the counter said we had to present ID (our first picture ID didn’t satisfy him so we had to come up with another one). In addition, we are required to write our names, physical address and phone number on the back of this little purple slip. Mr. Grumpy disappeared down the hall with our slip. A few moments later, he reappeared with our large envelope, wrote a receipt and asked for 5 cedis ($1.25). In our quaint town of Dunkwa we might see the post clerk somewhere in town. After a polite greeting, he would inform us … “Oh, by the way, you have a package”.
On the Road Again
Downsized to Necessities
Couple of skirts, several tops, & few pair of sandals, towel, toothbrush & paste, first aid kit, food, cooking pot & spoon, cub & bowl, puppets, health aids, bible story/pictures,
Our suitcases are packed and the rooms emptied. The DTS team has completed the lecture phase of this five month school. Now we are all very excited to finish up with two months of outreach into various remote areas of Ghana and the neighboring country of Togo. There will be a variety of ministry opportunities along the way. The students will preach, some teach, others perform short puppet skits; we have HIV/AIDS education, health/hygiene, and children’s bible stories just to name a few.
We will find ourselves living in communities where there is no internet, electricity, phone services. The nearest water source may be a mile or two away. In these communities meat is also scarce. They kill their chickens only when the "need" arises such as when someone is sick & requires the extra nutrition. What we take for granted in developing countries will likely vanish from our daily lives in the coming weeks.
I will try to take several photos for you along the way. They may "tell the story" better then I.
This is the great adventure!
Christine & Co
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