Wednesday, April 12, 2006

My First Million


I flew into Ghana last month on my trip to Togo, which was great in more ways than one. First, the airport is MUCH nicer than the one in Lome, the capital of Togo. Not only is it physically a better facility, but Ghana is an English speaking country, which makes the chaos of arriving in Africa a little more manageable for the linguistically deficient.

But that's not the best thing about being in Ghana. You see Ghana is where I made my first million. Ok, so it wasn't a million DOLLARS, but it was still a million. The morning after I arrived, Matt took me to the ATM machine to get some cash. I needed some money for gas, baskets, and some food, which would all together cost about a hundred bucks. So how many Ghanaian Cedis does it take to equal around one hundred US dollars? Yep, ONE MILLION. This smells like some serious currency and economy issues for Ghana, but no matter, because it was here that I could ride in style with my first million...

4 comments:

Confederacy said...
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Familia Marcum said...

Brett and April,
I just found your blog! It´s so exciting seeing how God is putting things together for you. A part of me, the missionary kid from Kenya part, is always a little envious when I read ¨Africa¨ stuff. Your baby is beautiful and I´m excited to see how God uses you. You´re in my thoughts and prayers!
Julie Marcum

Anonymous said...

So I thought your first million was in Turkey. Wait, I guess that was April's first million. I think Turkish Lira still beat the Cedis. Yes, I read the blog.
Jessicca Moore

nurseserver said...

I would definitely like to hear more about your trip to Ghana, because I myself went there on a medical mission trip back in Sept '05.