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…
One Child at a Time by Janet Neumann, US Volunteer
Day one of reading camp for me was both familiar and yet, new. In past years, as the bus with Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope volunteers drives up to a school, smiling children would come running. I love seeing the children waving and calling out “Auntie Janet, Auntie Janet.” This year my greeting was much quieter, which…
Simon Says . . . . . . by Debi Frock
Have you ever moved and had to endure that first day in a new school? Do you remember the butterflies jumping around in your stomach? I am sure that is the feeling many of these teachers had on Friday as we facilitated the teacher training here in Ghana. Each year as we prepare for our…
This says it all by Debi Frock
Fourteen years ago I prayed that I could help to empower a few girls in small villages, like Akramaman, to go to school. At that time, only 40% of girls finished third grade. 2015 statistics show that 95% of girls finished 6th grade. What a difference.
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…
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…