Early this morning the luggage was stacked high and skillfully tied down in the back of the pickup and the bus, our Ghanaian pastors and fellow workers rose to see us off, tears flowed as final hugs were shared, and then off we went with coolers packed with our breakfast and lunch, thanks to Abraham and his team waking at 4am like they did each morning to prepare for us. From the amazing spaghetti that welcomed us on the night of our arrival, to the egg omelet sandwiches with fresh bread to go on the morning we departed, we were so blessed and made to feel at home each time we gathered together with the Ghanaians in song, prayer, and to share daily reports at the end of each day.
Stopping twice for quick rest breaks, we were in Accra in approx 9 1/2 hours. The hotel was ready for us and the air conditioners were fired up in our rooms. Some rested, while some of us were wonderfully refreshed by leisurely swim in the hotel pool before enjoying a fabulous dinner buffet. Many of us are looking forward to sleeping in a little before we head to the market to do some shopping (or resting and enjoying the pool). We will enjoy dinner at the hotel before we depart for the airport tomorrow evening.
We are all looking forward to seeing our loved ones once again, with many stories to tell! Your love and prayers were so appreciated and necessary for us during this time. Thank you … and hopefully we are successful in packing a little African heat with us as we return to reported frigid and snowy weather!