|Shopping for soap for Lepers|
I know you must think I am a little crazy for loving this (especially after the description above) but it’s the final results that make me love what I do here in Ghana Africa. It’s the 5:40am phone call that I received this morning from one of the young boys (not even one of the children sponsored) in Koforidua thanking me for helping his family with uniforms, shoes and school supplies. And immediately after he hangs up his adopted mother calls thanking me for blessing their lives, then she passes the phone to Isaac, her son to thank me, then to Michael and then to Marsha and then to Hanah… All saying, "Mama Sherry thank you so much for what you’ve done for me and for my family".
You see, it’s not just about giving a back-pack or school supplies to these children, it’s about showing them that people really and truly care about their needs. It’s about the simple acts of kindness! It’s about hope and love!
It’s the heartfelt gratitude in their voices, the big smiles and even the nickname "Mama Sherry", that makes it all worthwhile -- every market trip, every hour in traffic and even turning my bedroom into a storage room.
Today, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for YOUR help -- my Canadian friends. I am at lost for words to begin to express the emotion that I feel this morning. (And for those of you who know me, know that for me to be lost for words is something else) Thank you, thank you, thank you………
|My room at the end of 6 weeks of shopping- preparing!!! :-)|
|Buying shoes for the School uniform/shoes dream|
|Michael packing back packs|
|Buying the beds for the AOH Children's Home Dream|
|Michael and I shopping for mattresses - AOH Bunk beds dream|
|Shopping at the market with Patience...for her NEW business!!|