My name is Autumn Buzzell and I live and work in Ghana, West Africa with City of Refuge Ministries. Here, I run our school, Faith Roots International Academy, and get to be a part in rescuing and the healing of children who have been trafficked into the fishing trade, orphaned, abandoned, and those who just need a little extra loving. What an amazing gift this life is!

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nina is here!!!!!

Nina flew in today and it was so nice to see a familiar face! We went straight to the Freedom Center and Nina got to meet all the kids there. We got to just chill a bit there and chat with the staff. Then, we came home and Nina got to meet all the Omorefe's. The kids were so excited to meet a new "playmate"! They were so funny. They started calling her Auntie Nini. That got a laugh out of us!

We got to unpack Nina's bags. WOW! Thanks so much to everyone who donated. It was like Christmas morning here at the Omorefe's! Special thanks to DEBBIE AND WYATT ANDERSON for all their gifts and last minute running around to find everything. You guys are amazing!

It was also really fun to find out that I get the BRACELET for the next few months. My friends from college (the Beatniks) and I have a "Traveling Bracelet" with all of our names on it. I get the priveledge of having it here in Ghana and it can travel with me as we start our school at the Freedom Center, move to Doryum, do outreaches in the Volta Region. . .wow, the sights this little bracelet will see in the months to come!

Tonight, we got to go for a walk after Nina's first African meal! (She liked the stew!) Nina was a little scared after hearing about the story of the dog mauling that took place at our next door neighbor's house on Sunday. But, we made it through our walk only seeing a couple wild dogs and they all ran away from us. (It's only the personal dogs that are trained to attack that actually "attack", most of the dogs here are harmless!)

We also got to play a game of Uno and Beans tonight. Fun way to end Nina's first night here in Ghana!

We are ready for bed and hopefully Nina will be able to get some sleep (even though it's 3:00 in California!).

We have a fun week ahead of us!

1 comment:

  1. I'll say a few prayers for you both tonight! You are doing a great job down there I know it. It must be an incredible experience. I hope you both encourage each other in the next two weeks and spread some love to those students!