It is hard to put into words — hard to describe — our arrival in Carpenter. The drums were beating to a seldom-heard rhythm that is usually reserved for chiefs alone. David was dressed in his chief regalia and danced a symbolic dance to welcome our team. The 55 of us made our way through the receiving line of over 50 NEA staff and it was a very sweet moment. For many of us, these people are our dear friends that we have not seen for two years now. Only in Ghana do you get a welcome like this.
After an authentic Ghanaian dinner (actually it was spaghetti!) and speeches of welcome we went to work unpacking the hundreds of bags and boxes. Tasks like that seem easy with this incredible group of leaders and team members.
Some of us enjoyed showers, then the water “went down” so bucket baths had to do for the rest! We are completely exhausted but entirely content.
Connectivity is sparse so do not worry if you don’t hear anything for a couple of days. We are all fine and send our love back home! Until tomorrow … or the next day … or the next day … gotta love Ghana!
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