It’s with a wonderful sense of excitement and anticipation that I get ready to return to Ghana tomorrow to begin building Hope for Ghana’s second school in one of the most remote villages on this earth. A village hungry for hope and opportunity will watch a groundbreaking ceremony that will begin the first phase of building a kindergarten and primary school and a library, along with water, solar power and toilets, so that children no longer have to walk 3-4 miles to get to school.
Providing access to clean water at the school site and the installation of solar power will take place within the first few days of my visit, while a foundation of a school and a foundation of a community’s future is being built. At the same time I will be visiting Mason’s School of Hope to develop the tools and opportunities at Hope for Ghana’s first school. Perhaps I’ll even teach a class or two!
The philanthropy of Grace Life Church once again will provide access to clean water in 2 more villages. The immense generosity of Rich and Lori at Monarch Hospice will allow another village to have access to clean, potable water. And the love and generosity of Randy and Holli Stegner will allow yet another village to have access to healthy, clean water. In all, 5 villages very soon will no longer have to walk long distances for dirty, muddy water, and thousands of people will no longer suffer from water-borne disease.
I am blessed to be the messenger of so much good will from this side of the world. I will bring a record setting 450 pounds of clothes, shoes, vitamins, books, book bags, bibles, first aid supplies and other surprises thanks to the generosity of the Pittsburgh community. As the voice of the children and families in Ghana I thank every one of you who encourages, loves and supports my mission. Your support is a powerful message of love to communities in dire need in Africa.
A new chapter in Ghana is about to begin. The possibilities are simply amazing.