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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Friday, April 8, 2011

In awe

So, lately, I've realized some things that have made me in awe of my life at the moment and the adventure that I get the opportunity to live. Here are some things that I am in awe of: *We got a new baby. Three week old Baby John Divine. He was abandoned on the street in a plastic bag, the hospital called us, we got a sponsor, and now he's staying with us. He's adorable and tiny and a joy. Keep watching facebook. Pictures soon! *Edwin has slept fully through the night for over a week. Sometimes the going to sleep part isn't very fun, but I'm learning that if he falls asleep on his own, he stays asleep. If I help him, he wakes up in the middle of the night. So, we've been trying the hands off method and though the crying sometimes requires a little help from Johnbull, we are having full nights of sleep. Praise the Maker! *We went to see the Omorefe house yesterday afternoon. Would you believe that the walls are almost completely up for their house? Crazy how fast things move around here! And pillars are going in over at the school to set up for the roofing. Wow! *We finished exams with only one day of crazy copying by hand. The rest of the exams, we were able to copy in Tema (thank you Vodafone and John's cedis!). *I'm so lucky to have caught Yona on the phone the other day. They were at SeaWorld with Isabella. So nice to get to hear her voice! I miss my friends!!!! (and my little nieces) *I got to have a day away today to go visit a friend's school in Larteh (Letitia's school--you might have read about it before). It was nice to get away on my own for a day! *I am just so humbled by how blessed I am to be here--how others have sacrificed their dollars for me to come--that others pray for me so I can be more fruitful here--I'm just incredibly blessed. Thank you God!


  1. Love reading the joy! Glad God feels so near, always a sweet season to have that. Can't wait to see pics of John! XO

  2. How can someone put a baby in bag and abandon it??!!