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Friday, December 26, 2014


We were privileged to spend Christmas Eve with some new friends at the Edwenase Rehabilitation Center in Kumasi.  The Center is for physically & mentally challenged young people who for various reasons cannot live in their homes.  At the Center they learn skills that will enable them to earn livings when they are integrated back into their communities.   We arrived there with 16 young missionaries and four couples and enjoyed 2 hours of singing, dancing, a short Christmas video, snacks and visiting.  They might be the two most valuable hours we have passed here in West Africa.  We can't imagine a better way to spend Christmas Eve. 

This girl is their song leader & sings beautifully
Our four young sisters along with the groups song leader, lead us in singing Christmas carols.

Monday, December 15, 2014

We can't believe the number of Hawks fans we see as we journey around Kumasi

Our landlady Grace and friend Collins pound Fufu.
Trisha sells apples at a busy intersection here in Kumasi.  Of all the Seahawk fans we've met here, she has the best smile and the best apples.
I don't know who these guys are but they were so friendly and also happy to display the 12th man flag that I couldn't resist taking their photo.
Victoria stopped in the middle of cooking banku to show me her Hawks flag.
She is a teenage nanny and housekeeper.
Our friend Andy is the neighborhood IT expert and helps us with our computer problems when he isn't cheering on the Hawks.
Fauzio on the right operates our favorite produce market.  Their 12th man flag was proudly displayed between the cassava and the eggplant. 

Our friend, 13 year old Rebecca returning from school, is a big Seahawks fan.
Rebecca is a nanny to Emma and her 2 brothers.
Our favorite furniture makers, Collins and Osei, proudly display their flag.

Emma used to be afraid of us but when we brought out the 12th man flag, she decided we were okay.

Dorcas with her nephew Calvin
Calvin gets the award for being the youngest and cutest Seahawk fan in the neighborhood.