Tag: Debi Frock

  • Online vs In Line Shopping

    Online vs In Line Shopping

    While talking with my husband the other night he questioned why I needed to be in Ghana two weeks before my team arrives to run the Reading Camp. Well, a lot has to do with online vs in line shopping. There is no online shopping here in Ghana, so everything is in line or the […]

  • The Results Are In!

    The Results Are In!

      I can remember my excitement when the Sarasota Community Foundation announced the 2015 Giving Challenge. This was an opportunity for all Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope board members and volunteers to get involved and create a campaign for our newest collaboration to help mothers in Ghana called Water Mamas. Everyone was eager to participate. Our goal was to raise $1,250 […]

  • Why Do I Come Here Year After Year?

    I thought deeply about this question as I packed three suitcases with school supplies, water filters, children’s blankets and pillowcase dresses getting ready to leave the US. Then I packed three more suitcases for the team that is arriving next week and pondered some more. Why do I leave my family and all the comforts […]

  • THEN A MIRACLE HAPPENED!

    By Debi Frock, Founder/Executive Director I just landed in Ghana yesterday. The sights, sounds and smells brought back a flood of beautiful memories as soon as I stepped off the plane into the sunlit sky. Each year when I return it feels like I never left. The flight was longer than usual; going from Washington, DC, […]

  • In Search of Clean Water by Debi Frock

    I love to take photos, especially photos of water falls. Unfortunately, the most beautiful falls are not easily accessible from a car window. This week Scott, my husband, and I are in the UP- Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This part of the state is on Lake Superior and gets 30 feet of snow a year. It […]

  • One Little Mosquito By Debi Frock, Founder

    One Little Mosquito By Debi Frock, Founder

    My favorite time of year is the first week of August when GMHope runs their annual a reading Camp at Akramaman in Ghana,West Africa. Seeing the adorable faces of the excited 65-100 children brings me to tears. Life is not easy in the village. We constructed two fine schools in Akramaman; St. Paul’s nursery/kindergarten and […]

  • Art 101 in Akramaman. By Bruce Neumann

    Art 101 in Akramaman.   By Bruce Neumann

    Art for reading camp has changed! Last year I did a structured art project each day for the reading camp. This year I am to do some preset items and use my imagination to fill the time. At the 2014 camp, I had some boys who seemed to have a knack for painting, so I […]

  • So why did I come to Ghana this year? By Rev. Becki Neumann+, AKA Aunti Becki

    So why did I come to Ghana this year? By Rev. Becki Neumann+, AKA Aunti Becki

    There is no team to speak of… no teens to supervise, no breakfast orders to tabulate, no group of people to hang out with and hear the ooo’s and aaahhh’s of the day… in other words, none of the routine things that make our work here “fun” for me. That’s right, FOR ME. Wow! When […]

  • Hip, Hip, Hooray!

    Hip, Hip, Hooray!

    In 2007 Pastor Becki Neumann, Bruce Neumann, Judy Chaney, Mercia Laryea, The Mother’s Union and I open St. Paul’s preschool to 87 children and 45 parents who were not sure about this idea of putting children into a classroom. Here we are eight years later with more than 180 children in the school, which now […]

  • So, What is a TED talk?

    Four  years ago, friends began sharing TED talks with me. They were all very interesting and I began to wonder just what started all of this? How do these people, who come from all walks of life, find their way onto the TED stage? First what is TED? TED began as a conference in 1984 about […]