Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

This is a small idea as to what our cabin looks like. There are four bunks in the room The bottom one in this picture is mine. We now have a new cabin mate from Switerland.  Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

This is a crowd of the villagers watching the bee movie. The purpose of our trip was to introduce this village to bee keeping. To show a movie on bees to hopefully eliminate the village's fear of having bees. This was the first visit to this village.
"That's how it's done across Africa. You attract wild bees. So we've baited 104 hives. The bees are swarming between now and September, looking for a new places to live. We're asking people to join us in praying for just over 5 million bees to come and live in our hives." Exciting eh! This is sunset shot. I do not have any pictures of myself out with the bees. Although I thought it would be interesting for you guys at home to know what I am doing. The program coordinator said " We didn't tell the women they would be receiving free beehives and tools until the last day of training. We thought they already knew but they didn't. So when they found out they spontaneously burst into song. They were singing praises to God for about 20 minutes. It was wonderful." Africa is so different and in many ways refreshing. Can you imagine getting good news about something in your life and just start out in song?

This is a village road. We headed out to the village for the bee project. It was really interesting and nice to be out in the village. The Mercy Ships Community Development Services has started the bee project as one of the micro-enterprise initiative for women. They select poor women who would benefit immediately from a new source of income. It is an exciting project and seems to be succesful thus far. The women they train are to in turn to train other women ensuring the initiative will continue after Mercy Ships departs. Also an interesting to know for us Cornerstone supporters. Two prison officials were also trained and will teach the skill to female inmates, providing them with a source of income upon release. Posted by Picasa

The lonely planet book goes on to describe ' as you bounce along it's hard to concentrate on anything except how flimsy the ropes seem and what a vast distance it is from the forest floor.'
I enjoyed the day immensly! It was great fun.

'It consists of seven viewing plantforms linked by circuit of narrow suspension bridges, along which you sway, 30 m above the forest floor. It gives a bird's eye view of the forest.'
Psalm 148:1
' Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the HEIGHTS above. Praise Him, all His angels, praise Him, all His heavenly hosts.'
Kakum National Park 'the highlight is its canopy walkway which is unique in Africa and one of only four in the world.'

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cape Coast is the heart of a fishing town overlooking the Atlanic Ocean.

Sheep at the ocean! The sheep and goats are everywhere.
It is difficult to tell the difference between goats and sheep here. One person made the observation that the difficulty telling the difference between the sheep and goats put the passage from Matthew 25:33 in perspective 'He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.'

'I will praise You, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.' Psalm 9:1

This picture of the Atlantic Ocean is for my dear friend Jen!
'O Lord, our Lord how majestic is Your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. ' Psalm 8:1

After the sobering history lesson we spent time at the beautiful Atlanic Ocean!
'You who dwell in the gardens with friends in attendance let me hear your voice!'
Song of Songs 8:13

Cape coast is a town rich in African history. There are a lot of forts and castles. It was a very sobering history lesson. The forts were initially started as trading posts for gold and ivory. However later became places to brand and store slaves ready for shipping. In the forts up to 2000 people at a time were packed into dark, ariless dungeons.

September 30 bright and earlier five other girls and I began a trip to Cape Coast.
This is our Tro-tro. The lonely planet desribes the 'Tro-tro is a catch-all category of tranportation. They cover major routes, where buses and fast cars are loath to go. They're cheaper than either.'
Our Tro-tro was in great shape and a lovely orange colour.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

PIGS FEET Posted by Picasa
One can buy almost anything at the markets.
FRUIT Posted by Picasa