Saturday, February 03, 2007

Village of Hope

Yesterday we spent the day at the Village of Hope, a Church of Christ organization about an hour outside of Accra, Ghana. It's known mostly as an orphanage, but they also have other thriving ministries, including a K-9 school (soon to be K-12) and a medical clinic. We first met Fred Asare, the director of VOH, in Montgomery last year when he and his wife Faustina were on a fundraising trip. They are wonderful people and perfect for the roles that God has called them to. We also got to finally meet Tommy Drinnen, who we had been just missing crossing paths with for some time now. He is a great guy, and that assessment was only enhanced when he loaned us the first four seasons of "24" on DVD! Caden got to spend some time with the kids in the 2 and 3 year old classes at the school. He jumped right in and started playing blocks with the 2 year olds. They were fascinated by his white skin and smiley face, and a good time was had by all.We look forward to continuing our relationship with the great people at Village of Hope. Having them down near Accra gives us more friends close by, and it makes West Africa feel just a little bit smaller...

4 comments:

laura said...

We are so glad that you guys had a great day at VOH and that you are finding some good support systems there! They will be invaluable to you as a family over the years! God bless you guys... is Caden's hair getting darker or is it just the picture?

Allen Gillespie said...

Awesome! Tell Tommy I said hi next time you see him. I used to always run into him out here at Lectures.

Anonymous said...

I think the "Village of Hope" is going to be portrayed on Oprah tomorrow, February 9. I know you don't get it but I thought I'd share it with anyone who sees this! What a wonderful ministry you and your family and doing!!

Tammie's Thoughts said...

Being at V O H was wonderful, wasn't it? I was amazing to see the before photos of those chlldren rescused fromm slavery in the fishing village and thn see them at the village of Hope all cleaned up and smiling! Praise God for the work they do!