We attended the Church of the Transfiguration, Haatso, Anglican. The Most. Rev. Dr. Justice O. Akrofi, Bishop of Accra and Archbishop of West Africa, was celebrating. It was also confirmation and they commissioned a new board of Directors for their school. They were quite surprized to see those of us from the US in attendance. The timing was perfect since we were one of the original sponors for the school.
Unfortunately, we were late. The kitchen at the hotel is very, very slow, so most of the team had to sit outside and could see nothing or the service. After the service, we were given minerals (soda) before leaving for lunch. Here is Sara’s experience (she was lucky enough to get a seat inside)
“Today at church it was definitely an enriching cultural experience. It was a service that was a mix between high church with a lot of enthusiasm and dancing. I was lucky enough to experience the service next to the drums which for me was the best part. The robes everyone wore were beautiful colors and way more elaborate than anything I’ve seen before. After the service we were presented with various “minerals” and lots of smiles. Meeting the Arch Bishop of Accra was most definitely the highlight of the day. YAY AFRICA!”
After dropping the team off, Mercia and I took supplies out to the school for the Reading Camp starting tomorrow. The van will be quite full with team tomorrow. On the way we recognized a few villagers and gave them a ride. Two women and five children sitting on two seats and the floor. They were thrilled. One little boy cried and cried because he didn’t want to get out of the van.