Category: 2011

  • Shopping Day – Kathy’s view

    Ok, so I was looking forward and fearing today all at once. We are going shopping. I’ve been to one market this week already, and learned to let go of my European sense of personal space or sensitivity to strange odors. Mercia has been laughing and saying “Let’s take Kathy to the Terrible Market and […]

  • “To Tell the World of Jesus’ Love”

    A few weeks ago I received a cute little video-text from my daughter, Kathy, of my granddaughter rehearsing for her preschool Christmas Pageant. I was unfamiliar with the song but loved the words: I’d like to be a Christmas Tree With lots of colored lights on me I shine my star so bright above To […]

  • An Outsiders View of the Day

    I am so very blessed. I have traveled to Ghana this week as a nominee for “Non-Ghanaian Contributor” Award for the Ghana Professional Achievers. Some of the Ghanaian nominees are Ex-President John Agyekum Kufour, Ex-President Jerry Rawlings wife Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, and the King of the Ashanti tribe–whose name escapes me at this time. This is […]

  • Our Own Debi Frock Nominated for Prestigious Award

    Debi Frock, the founder and Executive Director of GMHope, Inc. has been nominated for the Annual Global Professional Achievers (GPA) Outstanding Contributor Award 2011. This is an award which recognizes an individual or organization, which is non-Ghanaian that has made exceptional contributions to the well-being of Ghana and its people and promoted the image of […]

  • Gas station Bathrooms will never be the same

      Public Bathrooms Anna Rossmeisl When you think of public bathrooms, What do you think of? If you’re thinking about an old gas station toilet with no toilet paper and water everywhere, you would be like a god to the Ghanaian people. Today I had to use the Ghanaian Public Bathroom. It was interesting. First, […]

  • Marshmallows, anyone!

    Photos by Debi Frock and Marjie Mack Blogs by Marjie, Paige, Anna and Meghan Can you imagine wanting a single toothbrush so badly for your child that you would push and shove to get it? That is just what happened when Debi, Paige and I visited the village of Kodjo Ashong on Thursday. Dr Cynthia […]

  • The Itsy Bitsy Spider

    Today was the second day of classes! After a long, bumpy bus ride, we arrived at the village and all of the kids were already standing in front of the school. When we piled out of the bus, they came and attacked us all with huge hugs. While setting up for class, the children learned […]

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Today was truly awesome!!!!!  After much planning and nervous anticipation, we arrived in the village to begin our reading camp.  There were no children when we got there, so we had time to sweep out the classrooms and set up.  And then they came—58 beautiful children ready for this new adventure.  They had never experienced […]

  • Notes from the Team

    Photo by Tana Lopez/Woven Eye Saturday, July 30, 2011  In the morning we went to the Children of Mary Preschool for their graduation ceremony. Children of Mary was started by Mercia Laryea, Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope Ghana Executive Director, 6 years ago when she retired from the Ghana School System. Now, Mercia spends most of her […]

  • They’re Here!

      This is a very short blog to let everyone know that most of the team has arrived.  They are staying at the Kris View Hotel which has a beautiful view of Accra.  After a good dinner they have gone to rest. Everyone room has a cell phone and they should be calling home.  They […]