It is the season of thanksgiving. That same tradition of thanksgiving will be celebrated in Ghana this year, yet for very different reasons.
Where Hope for Ghana has brought access to potable water, Ghanaian villages celebrate the gift of clean water and the gift of life this season.
In an African village that had never had electricity, running water or a nearby school, a community celebrates the opening of Hope for Ghana’s first school where young children have access to a school, a library, toilets, running water and solar power for the first time.
The joy I witness in Ghana is abundant, not because Ghanaians have a lot, but because they cherish the little that they have. They are a reminder of what true gratitude and joy looks like. I am shown God’s miracles every day while in Ghana, watching villages truly transformed.
A few weeks ago Poisin, the headmaster at Abor-Weme Basic School where Hope for Ghana built a library and computer lab last year, wrote “Do you know that this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination result was a waooooh? My school got something better than all the schools in Abor town due to the new library.” Poisin’s message and the outpouring of joy from Ghana is a reminder that Hope for Ghana’s investment in children’s lives will continue to change communities for generations to come.
The story emerging in Ghana is a powerful and beautiful story of hope. It is the story of thanksgiving. To everyone who has guided me and encouraged me along this journey, I am grateful to you for you have brought my vision to life. To Hope for Ghana’s generous donors I remain eternally grateful, for you have brought life to some of the most remote villages on this earth. And to my faithful Ghanaian team that builds the schools and libraries and drills the water boreholes, you are the blood, sweat and tears of Hope for Ghana that deserve eternal thanks. The video (The Creation of Hope for Ghana’s First School) below is a wonderful taste of what this thanksgiving season is all about.
Have a healthy and blessed Thanksgiving.
With love and gratitude,