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, November 24, 2010

Wednesday Challenge

It has been an incredibly BUSY Wednesday preparing for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I came home from school and made a couple of pies (which we have discovered takes about 3 times as long to cook in the ovens here than at home), green bean casserole, candied yams, stuffing, and then stuffed the turkey. Stacy, John, and I are still sitting up waiting for the next pie to be finished so we can put the last one in before going to bed. EXHAUSTED--it's already 10:30. Might be up til midnight before we get the pie finished and the turkey in the oven.

In any case, I wanted to give you your Wednesday Challenge. So, here, they don't drink water from the tap as it isn't purified water. Instead, they drink water from little plastic sachets. We just grab a bag, bite off a corner, and suck from the bag until the water is gone. We use these for drinking water, sometimes to wash hands if water isn't readily available, and even to brush our teeth.

Your challenge? Fill up a plastic baggie with water. Zip it closed. Then, bite off the bottom corner and take a sip. Use this bag to brush your teeth. And use it throughout the whole week to drink water. Let's see how well you handle this. Maybe it will save on your dish consumption during the week as you won't be using cups anymore.

Well, gotta get back to my pie. Thanksgiving tomorrow! Yummy, yummy, yummy!

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