The NCAA Big Dance isn’t quite followed here like it is in the States, but that hasn’t stopped me from filling out my bracket and rooting for Michigan to bring home the National Title. Although I haven’t been able to enjoy the madness of college basketball, I have felt some March madness here in Ghana.
Semester interim assessments are quickly approaching and though I feel prepared, I don’t think you are ever completely prepared when it comes to University of Ghana exams. So to get a break from all the studying and have a little fun, I was asked to play baseball. I have been pitching in the UG interhall baseball league where our squad Akuafo Hall went undefeated and were crowned league champions. It was very fun.
Also, on March 6th was Ghana’s 60th birthday. Some friends and I decided to spend the day at Independence Square, where we enjoyed the festivities of a parade, military display, and a speech by the President. Ghana is a young nation with a lot of hope.
Church has been awesome. Some of my friends from California even joined me for a service. They said they enjoyed it, and I pray they continue searching for truth.
The church held a teenagers’ boys vs. girls cook off and it was a hit. I must say, as a member of the boy’s team, I felt robbed when the judges deemed the competition a draw. Thankfully we still got to enjoy the fried yams, pepper, fish, and kelewele. I guess we were all winners.
I’m still involved working at the Tree of Life Medical Clinic and things have been going well. I have been getting practical experience in many different aspects of financial management, and though I still have a lot to learn, it is nice to have finally gotten to the point where I feel like I’m contributing to the well-being of the clinic.
With only two months left in Ghana I feel the different emotions of this life changing experience coming to an end. I have enjoyed it beyond anything I would have expected. I am very thankful and blessed. As I continue to learn from this country and its great people, I’m working hard to finish strong. I’m thankful for all the opportunities to better myself and hopefully help others too.
I will be praying Mission Sunday goes well at LifePoint. Being away from home, and living in a foreign land is tough business. Thanks for the all the support of family, church family, and friends. It is needed.