I’ve been in Ghana for a little over five weeks and I am moving out of the honeymoon stage. Classes have begun and the campus is huge. It takes me 25 minutes to walk from my dorm to the Business School. It is taking time but every day I am becoming more and more familiar with the campus and the city. My professors are very smart and I am learning a lot.
There is no separation of church and state and in my Business Finance class it was pretty cool when the professor referenced Mathew 25:14 and Leviticus 27:31 when speaking on investing. Twi is my favorite class. It is very hard but the professor, Opanyin (Elder) Agyekum is great. It’s coming along though, and I have my first test next week. I have to know pronouns, basic food items, some verbs, intensifiers, greetings, and how to introduce myself. And I am learning things about the English language that I didn’t know.
I am making a lot of friends from all over the world. Many are very kind and have great hearts for others, but talking with them about different topics, many have a much different way of thinking than me. There is a bitterness and distorted view of Jesus and his love. It is very sad.
Last week I got to attend Christian Life Mission Church. After the service Reverend Theo introduced me to the church and I felt very welcomed. The church was much different than back home but we were definitely worshiping the same God. And the tambourines in the aisleways might be something I have to bring back to LifePoint.
During the second service I helped with the kids. The children’s ministry coordinator wants me to work with the Jr. High age because they will understand my English better than the younger kids. I didn’t get to spend much time with the Jr. Highers yet but told them I am looking forward to getting to know everyone. I talked with the Jr. High leader, Amy, about trying to find a way to connect the Jr. Highers at LifePoint with the ones at Christian Life Mission Church. She thought it was a great idea and that the Jr. Highers would really like it.
I am looking forward to all that the future holds. It is tough being a foreigner and I am constantly out of my comfort zone, but I am settling in. Continue to pray for me, my friends, and Christian Life Mission Church. God is working, and big things are happening in Ghana.