|The beach is lovely this time of year.|
|The Buzzards are always waiting|
I still have buzzards circling above me most of the time. These were in a dead tree outside our window. They are just waiting for me to slip and fall. I can almost hear them say to each other, “What do you want to do?”
|This was not one of the main castles, but is high on a hill and is old|
Q. Are those leather chairs and couches for sale? A. Yes, would you like to stop and look at them?
Q. What is that lady doing. A. Making gravel with a hammer.
Q. Why is she doing that? A. That is the business they are in. They get big rocks and make smaller ones.
A. It is estimated that 24 of the 25 million people in Ghana have cell phones.
We tried to take some pictures on our way because this was the first time we have left the Accra area. We met Pres. and Sister Shulz Friday evening and we had dinner at a nice outdoor restaurant that was part of a hotel. The food was excellent but it took a very long time to get it because they really only cook to order, so everything is freshly made.
We slept at the mission home. They have a very nice spare bedroom that they call the apostle room because Elder Holland has stayed there. It was so nice to see the nice mission home.
President and Sister Shulz are such good friends and were great hosts. President Shulz is a fantastic mission president and is loved by all.
This is the mission president's home.
On the property is also a small building for their office and another small building that houses the AP’s apartment. We met the AP missionaries. They were so great. One is from Salt Lake. His family is from Tonga and he wants to play football when he gets home. He has made himself a homemade set of weights to work out with. The other missionary is from Kenya. He is going home this Tuesday. He is very excited but he feels very scared at the same time. We asked him to meet and say hello to Pres. and Sister Broadbent when he gets home.
This is the missionary apartment for the APs. The other building is the office.
I think this is how Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble would also have gotten in shape for football. This young Tongan pumped this cement like it was paper.
We took a picture of a lizard in the mission home yard. (Sorry kids, we tried to see something wild but this was the best we could do) There is lots of security for the property. The gate and fence protect the outside and they have bars on all of the windows. There is also a guard that is there on the property.
That is our car in the parking lot.
After the meeting we went outside and we saw some young men playing basketball in the parking lot of the church. Of course, Greg had to go and give them some pointers. (They were stepping on the wrong foot to make a lay-up) After a few suggestions they started a little pick-up game. They had a great time and Greg still can hold his own on the court.
In the back of the church there were some sisters preparing for a ward couples dinner that night. They were pealing kasova (it is a root that they peel, pound and then make what they call foo-foo). They were also preparing fish to grill out in the open and to make soup that they dip the foo-foo in. Greg told the sisters that they are all beautiful and that brought a lot of laughter.
We tried to catch a few scenes on the way home because there was still some daylight. Ghana is a land of contrast, especially in the living conditions of the people. We saw shanties along the shore of the ocean and we saw mansions on top of the hills. We see very large stores in a three story building and then we see a little grass shack selling tomatoes or pineapple along the side of the road. We saw beautiful tropical trees and grass and whole towns with only cement buildings and dirt roads. But the one thing that the people here in Ghana seem to possess is happiness and peace. Almost all of Ghana is in church on Sunday. They take care of their families and they have a strong desire for peace.