I have often been asked why I would want to spend my vacation in a foreign country doing things outside of my comfort zone. My standard answer is fairly selfish. I feel closer to God, I am always encouraged by the body of Christ, and it is who I am. Today was no exception. It was hot, it was messy, it was dirty.
But what I remember about today is:
“Auntie Kelli, please throw me the ball.”
Reading and singing Pete the Cat with classrooms full of little ones singing along.
Listening to 4 year olds recite the Lord’s Prayer and Psalms 23 with great fervor!
Watching my 6 foot 2 inch husband be surrounded by little boys and girls holding his hand and running their hands in his white hair.
Watching my niece teach.
Watching my teammates serve in the kitchen and prepare the food we later ate.
Learning to sweep, clean, and chop like the Ghana women do while enjoying sweet fellowship together.
Serving and loving up on our Ghanaian brothers and sisters, all aware that their acts of service and hospitality towards us are a much greater sacrifice.
Being encouraged by Pastor Richard through our fellowship, devotions, and prayers together.
PRICELESS and so worth the effort to be reminded yet again that our world is smaller than we think and God’s people are in every corner of this small world.
We are all doing well, enjoying the culture, the food and the fellowship. Tomorrow is our last day at this school. We have very limited internet access.
– Kelli Mahany