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, May 27, 2011

Missing posts

It's been awhile since I've written anything on my blog and it feels a little strange since I used to write almost daily. Life here has been busy as I've been preparing for the upcoming school year as well as trying to finish up this one and finish it well.

It's been a little rough this week though as my thoughts have frequently been focusing on stuff back home with 3 friends that just recieved some rather scary news, and stuff going on with family. I just have been in a mode of prayer all week. And even now as I think about all that is going on there, I know that God is a good God--a healer, a comforter, and the One who provides ALL strength. So, I've been praying that over my three friends and trusting that the One who holds us all in the palm of His hand is so present to them now!

Today, I picked out paint colors for my bedroom at the new house. I'm excited about what we get to do there and it's very exciting that one of our guests right now is an interior designer so she's helping us put it all together. I'm excited to see how it's all going to come together. Fun to be on the ground floor of all this!

It's also been kinda fun putting together all the paperwork for our trainings at the beginning of the school year next year. It's been fun to just think about how I want things to run, the best ways to support students and train new staff, and how to draw staff closer together and closer to the Lord. I just get to dream about what I want things to look like and then I have to figure out how to get it that way.

That is pretty much all that has been going on this week. My mom comes in on Wednesday and I'm so excited to see her and Bri and Chris. It'll be such a fun time having them come in and experience life here with me. With all the flight comings and goings this week, we're trying to schedule it all out so we don't have too many crazy trips into Accra, so I think we'll probably be sticking around Accra the day my mom comes in as we have someone else to pick up that night.

This is why we need a volunteer coordinator! Anyone interested?

Time flies by...I can't believe it's almost June! Well, I guess I'll wrap up this post of randomness and head to bed.

Oh, one more random thought. This one is for Katie Majewski who loves this story, but yesterday, Stacy and I were crammed up in the front seat of the car together and somehow I got on the topic of out of control days. Well, one of my most out of control days was spent with an intern named Ian. I loved my amazingly random and crazy day, and as I told the story, Stacy and I were seriously laughing so hard! Ask me about it sometime...I'll have to tell you all about one of the most interesting days of my life! So, if Katie reads this...think about that day to put a little smile on your face!

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