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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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Birthday Lovin'

Today, we had a long overdue dance party birthday bash.  We had the dirt in-between our house and the new guest house paved over with cement this week and we set up tables and benches and we partied!

It was so fun to finally get to have our first official birthday celebration here at the new place.  I looked around the circle at our kids and was so happy.  The kids were so happy.  I think the happiest of all was our newest addition, John Apaw--an orphaned boy from Doryumu who joined our family in February.  His birthday was just a few days ago and he was so excited to be celebrated!!

We danced, cheered, ate, danced, cheered, and danced some more.  Portia and Justice fell asleep right in the midst of it all, and in the end Valentina won the dance contest, but all the kids WON because they left with a few new "prizes" to add to their collections...all the kids got socks and underwear--something we're in constant need of with over 20 kids to be watching out for at any given time.

Today was an absolute blessing and I'm so glad that we finally had a celebration at our new place.  It's really begun to feel more and more like home!

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