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    I think I can, I think I can

    This car is now 15 years old and still thinks it can. It had 60,000+ miles on it when we purchased it, thanks to Church of the Redeemer in Sarsota. Now the odometer has turned over, and over and I cannot even imagine how many miles it has traveled. This was yesterday when we traveled […]

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    Who knew?

    Who knew?

    Who knew in January of 2020 as we prepared our campaign for the 2020 Giving Challenge that all of our plans would for in-person events would be shut down by early March just as we finished our 2020 Cultural Book Exchange? Who knew that the favorite phrase of the year would be “unmute yourself?” One […]

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    Eleven 50 pound bags later

    Eleven 50 pound bags later

    144 pounds of materials x 3 villages = 432 pounds: all purchased, packed, delivered, and now consumed by children and teachers who are hungry for knowledge, for books, for reading, for encouragement, for the love of a loving God poured out for them. This is GMH’s Reading Camp, which in now completed for 2021. What […]

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    Welcome to Reading Camp 2021

    Welcome to Reading Camp 2021

    It is always exciting each year as we begin our week of three village Reading Camps running simultaneously. Our prayer is to empower each village to run their Reading Camp without our assistance once they have completed three camps with us. Right now we have Akramaman and Twerebo running on their own while we have […]

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    30 Ghanaian teachers, many very new to the profession.

    30 Ghanaian teachers, many very new to the profession.

    How do you add value to 30 teaches who have spent most of the last year unemployed or just graduating from high school? Believe me, this was a challenging year, however, thanks to COVID, Zach Neumann had time to finish his Masters Degree, Administration and Personal Development. Part of his thesis was developing a teacher […]

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    6,574 miles later!!!

    6,574 miles later!!!

    For me the trip started last Monday with a trip to Baltimore, my home town. I was delighted to have dinner with my friend Eileen McGrow. I always try to see her before heading to Ghana. Pappas restaurant on Taylor Avenue and they have amazing crab cakes. After a short night in a hotel, 4 […]

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    A Ghanaian Easter

    A Ghanaian Easter

    As Easter approaches our U.S. stores are filled with artificial grass, baskets, and chocolate Easter bunnies. People shop for new clothes and for traditional Easter dinner foods. Churches mark the approach to Easter with Palm Sunday services, Holy week services that walk participants through the last days of Jesus’ life and death, leading to the […]

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    When your heart is overflowing

    When your heart is overflowing

      On February 25 I went to Alta Vista Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, with Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope Board Member Fr. Nana Ellis for a cultural book exchange. The students at Alta Vista had been given The Ghanaian Goldilocks, about a little boy named Kofi who lives in Ghana, West Africa. I am not telling you […]

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    Groundnut paste and strawberry jam, yum!

    Groundnut paste and strawberry jam, yum!

    Today I had so much fun with the children of Children of Mary Preschool. These dear ones range from just a few months old to age 6 years. I only scared one child. One is not bad out of 60. This is part of new programing aimed at helping children across the globe get to […]

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    What difference do five books make? by Rev. Becki Neumann

    What difference do five books make?          by Rev. Becki Neumann

    What difference do five books make in the life of a child growing up in the abject poverty of a Ghanaian village? How can five books combat the red dust carried on humid breezes, generations of third grade education at best, and the lethargy brought on by the intensity in of the sun? Do five […]