FROM HAYLEY.......Hey everyone!! You don’t even know how excited I was to get your blog posts :P and to all of my friends who didn’t post on the wall, SHAME ON YOU!! Those brighten our day SO MUCH :D Africa is amazing and HOT and fun. I had the worst morning today and the best afternoon. I was sore and tired and I had many “chippy” moments (will explain when I get back :P) but I am gonna be super buff when I get back just so ya know :D
To zack: they read us the posts before dinner and when daryl got to your post everyone went oooooh! And sara was all excited and I was REALLY happy :P and everyone enjoyed your post and thought you were really funny and they all laughed at my expense for mushyness but I liked it <3 I am used to getting that every day and I miss it. You don’t have to give up being with your family to see me!! You can see me anytime, go to Quebec and have fun. Oh! And im buying you a shirt and something else <3 you will see when I get back. Make sure you wear your boot!! I love you <3 I miss you <3
To the Fam: Tell alex I can’t believe im not gonna see him for a whole month!!! I have already picked out fabric for his shirt tho :P and tell Michael I am sorry I missed him. I feel great! I love Africa and I washed my clothes on the roof today! :D do you want a shirt and a dress?? Let me know and preferred fabric colours as well, I got lots to pick from :D and aunt Jodi, just so you know, I will GET YOU BACK!!
Hey this is Mikaela,
Everybody, I will not post until Jack is demoted!
Hey all, this is Tania
I got your post about Kieran. Thanks I needed that. Today was a hard day. Not just physically but emotionally. I really miss my boys and was sooo not wanting to be here anymore. Then I went with Daryl, Jennine, and Daniel (A Ghanaian YFC Leader) into the city. I got to see why we’re needed here. The people are so friendly and community orientated, yet they have nothing! I felt over come with a sense of purpose and a new drive to become immersed in this culture and community! I hope everyone is well! I miss you and love you all!
Hey it’s Sara
So the work has been tiring, the food has been hard to eat, but I wouldn’t change anything! I love it here it’s so beautiful and yet you still remember why we are here every day. Today Kim, Darcie and I went into the village to visit the fabric shop. Mom I thought of you and I bought some fabric :D when you have time again your making me more outfits YAY !! ha sister you!! I was so excited to hear you call me brat it made me laugh. Hey mom could you somehow get Dalton to post something for me. I kinda want to hear from him. Hey dad love you so much… don’t be crying :D okay love you all! hi Tanya and craig and Kevin and Alicia also say hi to Kayla for me!
Hey guys – Megan Here, hope your all doing great. We are still having a lot of fun, definitely have been some highs and lows throughout the last few days. Today walking in to the village, which is less than ten minutes from our compound - there was a little girl standing against a tree and I asked her if could take her picture, she looked very sad and most children here love to have their picture taken & I thought I might cheer her up, she said “no” I couldn’t take her picture. I asked her what she was doing and she said “looking for my sister”. This is sad because she was standing against a tree looking at a school full of children outside, learning from their teacher. I believe her sister is the one who goes to school, and Gifte* is the one who learns from her sister when she comes home. It was heart breaking, the look in her eyes is something I will never forget – she wanted to be in school with her sister and friends more than anyone could have wanted anything & it sucked to see that, heartbreaking truly. Britt congrats to you for adopting a child, please pray for Gifte & the every other child and adult in Ghana & of course our team. Love Megan, talk to you in a few days. I do have high points of today to, but that is on my mind. PS. Dave and Ellen having a great time thank you for adopting us ! Were safe and well – except my wrist kills from work today.
Darcie - Hey all again, so good to hear from all of you, Ahmed… NO WAY will I eat the tomatoes I would rather eat the fish lol…the onions are the challenging part for me , it is in everything, miss you and love you honey. Heather … miss you hope that the boys are not driving you too too crazy lol, Whit… I laughed so hard, I’m so glad that you made it there and back in one piece so proud of you. Carissa….no longer have a voice now lol I’m a just a squeak I am everyone’s entertainment around the compound. So great today first time down in the village and got to see some people that I knew, so great to see. Got the word as of today that Paul will be coming next week! So excited for that! Miss everyone..oh mom…thank you for the grrr from bear and the hi from steve hope you’re not missing me too much :) miss you and love you Darcie
HEY AGAIN:) - its alexas – forgot to write my name the first time but I think Daryl did and sometimes he spells it with an I – so if that did happen and you were wondering I forgot to put my name – lol. Thanks mom, dad, pam, britt, eliza for the messages its good to know you guys are thinking about us cause I usually get homesick falling asleep lol and its night time here right now were playing cards with our two friends Alfred and Edmund – Edmund is a missionary that is staying with us during the time that we are here (he wakes up at 4am and prays until 5am or sometimes wakes up at 1am and prays until 4am – depending on what the spirit is telling him – I think that’s pretty crazy[crazy awesome] lol) Alfred is also staying with us he is on the cooking team and it’s so funny cause if you go up for seconds he smiles and puts his hands in the air and says that he really wants you to like it..but I haven’t gotten to know him that well but I am working on it . I have some really sad stories from the village but we’ll save them for later – today we moved sand, water and rocks :) its actually quite fun.. but im having a hard time sleeping at night so it sucks…(Jack found a huge spider in his bed – and there really is such a thing as bed bugs – who knew?) – Ellen and David the messages are encouraging ..was kind of having a chipy today actually but it’s the lack of sleep..thanks so much for all your help by the way:) [Wynad – it would be nice to hear from you brotha miss you xo]
Ps. don’t let brooke go into my room! Hahahah cause her thing is there and that’s mine so I would like to have it back thanks …Chelsea and Britt im leaving that up to you.. xoxoxo love love.
Love you family – misssssssss you tonnesssss - tell everyone I said hello and dad your right our fam is awesome :) Bye.
Hello!! :) its Melissa and im having a fantastic time in africa!!! It’s the most amazing and gorgeous place ever and even now only after a few days here-which feel like much longer- I know im going to miss this place soo much that ill need to return. The food has been very familiar and I found, other then the sour dough thing and the okiedokie something stew, ive been having more problems with the north American foods (i.e. watermelon and hardboil eggs-EWW!! :() The village is so friendly. Where people at home would give me weird looks, people here respond to my waves, hi’s and smiles and will start a conversation. Right now im singing with Alfred, Edmund, Tania, Alexas, Don and Janine. Its such a comfortable atmostphere and has a completely different feel. One of my favourite times is walking down to the village, usually for some yummy fan ice! Especially when school is getting out. The saddest thing though would be seeing the children whos family’s can’t afford to send them to school or the ones that are hungry or thirsty. The work is going well and the people in and out of the group have all been amazing and im so happy to be here with this group of people but yes I do miss home
Love Melissa – I miss you guys