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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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What a day!

Today, we had quite an adventurous day. I don't have a lot of time to write since it's already kind of late, but I'll give you the bulletpoint version.
*Nina and I taught the kids to play 4-square. All kinds of fun.
*John, Stacy, Nina, and I went to the market to buy souvenirs for her to take home. We got some great deals and she'll have some nice gifts for people back home.
*Went to the Accra mall for a yummy lunch.
*Ran into a couple that are adopting here in Ghana and made a cool connection. One of their daughters raised $8,000 to dig a well in the Volta region and to feed hungry street children. We are going to help her put together her feeding program for this weekend.
*Got some speakers for our projector for the school and outreach programs.
*Went to Tema New Town to start talking set up for the outreach for the girl's feeding program this weekend. Got to meet Edwin's (from the Freedom Center) mom. She just gave birth to a little girl and she is precious! We prayed over her are hoping that God will just protect that little girl.
*After the crazy road into Tema New Town, we were driving back to the Freedom Center and the plate that holds the engine up came apart and fell on the ground. It was loud and a little scary. Stacy jumped out of the car and ran across the street thinking that something was going to explode.
*We hung out in community 2 by our broken down car for the mechanic to come and do some repairs so we could get it to our house. We played with a bunch of kids who thought we were amazing (since we were obrunis). It was fun!
*In the midst of all that, we found out John had lost his wallet somewhere in the shuffle of the day. Pray he finds it!
*We had this awesome man (Thomas) tough us back to our house where the mechanic came and fixed the car.
*We sat down to eat some fufu and somehow. . .it has been a little oversalted. Soooo. . .I got my first taste at bangku. Not my favorite food I've ever eaten . . .
*Water was turned off tonight, so it's bucket baths for now.
*John and Stacy came back with some awesome meet and soda as a treat later tonight. YUMMY!

All in all. . .quite an adventurous day!

What a day!

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