I took this photo of my son-in-law and grandson standing by the sea in Accra, Ghana.
I find it ironic that our last couple of days in Ghana were spent by the sea,
since, (if you’ve been a follower/reader here for any length of time), you know how much I love the sea!
Some of you asked how our goodbyes to our children went.
(For those who don’t know, my daughter, son-in-law and grandbabies are currently missionaries in Ghana.)
Of course we cried, but I tried to be somewhat brave, as the grandkids and my daughter were crying.
Then my husband and I both cried some more once we were on the plane.
I can picture their life there now.
The Ghanaians love them, and I totally understand why they love the Ghanaian people.
I also know that their everyday life there is hard.
I saw firsthand the challenges of living there…running water, electricity, nothing can be taken for granted.
Nothing is convenient, easy, or done quickly.
Yet, simple things now give my grandchildren pleasure.
Like dancing and playing in a Ghanaian down pour, a welcome respite from the heat.
They are also learning to lead.
Their white skin makes them instant celebrities, so at church they draw crowds of children.
They have been helping to teach the children songs and simple Bible stories,
(and my grandson decided to try to teach them a few of his dance moves too!)
I am so grateful that we live in the age we do, where a flight to Africa is possible.
(Even if it is a gruelingly long flight.)
Imagine the time when missionaries went by ship to the land of their calling,
and quite possibly never saw their families again.
I keep on going by trusting God with my kids and grandkids,
by looking forward with hope that maybe they can come home for Christmas,
and by knowing that at home a little blonde, blue eyed three year old granddaughter
and a dark haired, chubby four month old granddaughter have missed their Papa and Nana.
I want to thank all of you who prayed over our trip.
God’s grace and care were undeniably evident.
Please keep my daughter and her family in your prayers.
I will be sharing more about our time in Ghana in the coming week.
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