Take Me Back

title image from Google Images

Now that I've been back for nearly three weeks, I think it's time to share pictures from my trip to Ghana.  I hope you all enjoy :)

At the school:

A prayerful heart/spirit needs to be instilled into a child's heart at a young age.  I was amazed and touched at how worshipful/prayerful these small children were :) <3
I had the privilege of teaching a couple Bible lessons.  The guy in the red shirt is translating what I had just said :)

... more Bible lessons at the school

... and even more Bible lessons at the school

Worshipping our Lord and Savior before school starts :')<3

Touring Ghana:
I was able to visit Elmina, Ghana.  I took this picture at the Elmina Slave Castle
{I took the picture with my phone camera, hence the poor picture quality}

This is another view of Elmina, Ghana
{again, I took the picture with my phone camera}

This became my all-time favorite place to be.  No I'm not a beach girl here in America, but I am in Ghana :)<3
Meeting the sweet children was my favorite part :)<3
Kwami's auntie, me, and Kwami
Kwami's aunite is now a converted Muslim and is living for her Jesus :)

I absolutely love Cape Coast ... the Cape Coast market became my favorite place too.  This picture is the Cape Coast Kotokuraba market.
{picture from Google Images}

 Card distribution:
The children from Haven of Hope (the Children's Home) loved the cards Olivia Bell made :)
The children from the Orthopedic Training Center loved the cards Olivia Bell and some others gals made :)<3
... more OTC children who loved their cards <3<3

The guy on the left absolutely loved the F.R.O.G card Rhey made <3

Adapting to the culture:
I learned how to carry a child on my back the Ghanaian way
I was brave and tried coconut ... and didn't really care for it.  It's an acquired taste, and super yummy when you are extremely dehydrated lol ;P
... my yummy coconut :P

Laundry was done completely by hand, which means blisters on your hands + fingers, rinsing them at least twice, wringing your wet clothes out, and then hanging them out to dry.

Saturday morning Bible club:
Walking to Bible club

Children from Saturday morning Bible club ...

... the children loved the cards that were sent in as well :)
More Saturday morning Bible club ...
 Peeking during prayer time :')

Papa Jim ministering to a Muslim young man

Papa Jim ministering to an older couple who is currently caring for their four grandchildren.
{the husband and wife both came to the Lord the day this picture was taken :D}
Two of their four grandchildren
{please pray that Jesus gets a hold of their hearts as well}
Handing out snacks to the visitors

Somethings that I wasn't able to get pictures of was me handing out Fante Bibles to some of the locals, giving out flipflops, and witnessing to people on the trotro

Friends I made:

me and my friend Anna
L-R: Kojo, me, Kwami
L-R: Gabriel, me, Percy


To say I enjoyed my trip is an understatement.  To say I want to go back is another understatement.  I thank God that I had the fabulous opportunity, and already can't wait to go back :)


  1. Sounds awesome! Love the pictures! :)
    Ellie R.

    1. Sarah & Bernie,
      It was awesome, I really enjoyed my time there. I'm glad you like the pictures ☺

      Many blessings,

  2. so glad your back. and happy that you had such a great time!

    1. Chloe,
      Haha it's good to be back with my family, but I wish I was back in Ghana (weird feeling to have lol). I'm glad God allowed me have a super great time while I was there.
      Love you girl ❤

      Many blessings,

  3. This sounds like you had such a great time!!!!!! The photos are awesome!!!!!!

    1. Beth,
      Yes please, I had a fantabulous time. Can't wait to go back 😄😉😁 Glad you liked the pictures 😉
      Love you girl ❤

      Many blessings,

    2. Beth,
      Yes please, I had a fantabulous time. Can't wait to go back 😄😉😁 Glad you liked the pictures 😉
      Love you girl ❤

      Many blessings,

  4. I was in Ghana 3 different times with Gospel Express as a nurse. Last time I was there was in 2001. Were you with GEET? It was so fun to see your pictures. I was to the slave castle, loved the Best Western in Elmina. Ate at the restaurant along the coast near ELmina, I forget what it was called. Loved the children and people. Good to see pics of Cape Coast and the recipe is great. I think I will ahve to try it for my family.

    1. Melissa,
      Wow that is awesome! I would love to go back to Ghana, I loved it so much there ❤ No please, I went through Every Child Ministries. I loved the Slave Castle in Elmina (next time I go, I'm going to the one in Cape Coast). Oh yes I know which restaurant you're referring to (I do can't remember what it's called lol), although I never ate there. I ate dinner a handful of times at Biriwa Beach Hotel (talk about yummy food). I too absolutely love the people and children (they are all so precious). Cape Coast ended up being my favorite place to go (I thoroughly enjoyed Kotokuraba Market as well lol). I'm glad you like the recipe! Yes, definitely try it for your family (I have yet to make it for mine haha).
      Glad to know there is someone out there who loves Ghana as much as me ❤❤

      Many blessings,

  5. It was such a joy seeing all the pictures, especially the ones of the kids holding cards I made!!! Thanks so much! It's so wonderful to know that the kids liked the cards! :D I'm glad you're back, Ali! I've missed emailing you! :D

    1. Olivia,
      I'm so glad you enjoyed the pictures. Oh they loved the cards you made, they brought tears of joy/smiles/laughter/squeals of excitement.
      I'm glad to be back with my family☺
      I've missed emailing you too.

      Love ya girly❤

      Many blessings,


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