Category: 2013

  • 2013 in review

    The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

  • Pineapples, Bananas and Mangos— Oh My -by Kimberley Langston

    By this point in the trip, the whole team is craving a huge, cold, crisp salad. We cannot eat the produce here unless it is cooked because the water it is washed with is not normally safe water. Back in the States, our family eats a lot of fruits and veggies so it’s been wonderful […]

  • If I had grown up in Akramaman Village – by Rev. Rebekah Neumann

    If I had grown up in Akramaman Village where we run reading camp, at my preschool graduation I would have stood on the open air stage and in my biggest big girl voice and announced to the world, “MY NAME IS REBEKAH AND I AM 5 YEARS OLD!” My family would be in the audience […]

  • Reading and love – by Zach Neumann

    Today is the final day of reading camp. This was my fifth reading camp in Ghana and each year, the final day brings a swath of thoughts and emotions as we say goodbye to our children in our village. I am sometimes asked why I come to Ghana to do a reading camp in a […]

  • What happens in Ghana – by Scott Lyons and Bruce Neumann

    Scott Lyons I am on a mission trip to Ghana with Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope and my job is to replace dangerously cracked plastic beams of a playground set. My teammate, Bruce Neumann and I are using a heavy, dense wood for the replacement. We are also painting St. Paul’s preschool in Akramaman. Bruce painted it […]

  • I thought I had been exposed to everything. . . by Elizabeth Werbiskis

    One of the things I requested of Debi Frock, founder of Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope, on this Ghana trip was that I get the opportunity to do more than just help with Reading Camp, sight-see and shop. She granted my wish and then some! Tuesday, Debi and I went to Denchira, a new village, to deliver […]

  • TIA-(This Is Africa) Lessons Learned from a first-timer – by Kimberley Langston

    This Is Africa (TIA): Lessons Learned from a First Timer It does not take long being in Africa for a Type-A personality like myself to experience two important acronyms: GMT – Ghanaian Maybe Time: The time when an event, pick-up, arrival, etc. is anticipated, because there is no telling when it will actually happen for […]

  • Castles, canopy and monkeys–what a combination.

    Thursday, August 1  This post was written by our three teens from Virginia Beach. The day in the jungle – by Maggie Albert Today we went to the jungle and walked on the rope bridges. It was such an awesome experience to be able to walk on a rope bridge across the trees. It was […]

  • I know a secret I’ll share with you! by Debi Frock

    I remember teaching this song to from Junior Choir at Epiphany Episcopal Church, Timonium, MD, in the 1980’s.  Of course the secret is the Love of Jesus.  How true that song has been for Drew Davidsen and me during the last two weeks as we have been sharing “The Secret to Being Strong” with close […]

  • Hope Revealed by Debi Frock

    Recently at a conference a woman casually asked me if I believed my work was really making any difference in Ghana.  I thought about it and replied “my work has produced ten times the results I thought it would produce in the last 7 years”.  I truly believed that but in the last two weeks […]