Monday, October 20, 2014

The Royal Senchi on the Volta River

The Royal Senchi on the Volta River

This is part 2 of our trip to Volta, after the baboons, fishing villages, and mango orchards we have arrived at the Royal Senchi Hotel. It is very beautiful and really looks like something they have reconstructed at Disney World it is so beautiful and nice.
This is a Mama Peacock strolling through an eating area with her babies.
The river is right out in the back of the hotel, we are expecting the jungle tour next. They have boats you can go out in.

 Here we are on the jungle cruise, no jungle music just Kenny Rogers - kids are out swimming, taking baths, and doing laundry. No wild animals, even the Baboons are not here.Very Beautiful

Love going to the Volta River

We are stopping at Blue Sky to have some juice, We just delivered a stove to Adoajyiri, to the Berret's Apartment, the Lathams (pink and red shirt) came down from Asamankese to help some missionaries with a water pump problem. So after we  put in the stove with an oven ( Sister Berret makes awesome banana muffins) we had to go get a nice cold juice before we went back to Accra.
The young woman with the baby was at another table and just wanted to be in the picture. Sister Berret is in yellow and Elder Berret is sitting on the bench next to me, Terry is taking the picture.        

On our Saturday P-Day we went up to Senchi,
on the way we stopped, because there were about 30 Baboons on  the side of the road. This guy is saying where is my banana. We did not have any, on the way back we bought some bananas, and the baboons were not there. We drove up next to the Volta river, it is a very beautiful area. They have
little fishing villages along the river. The river isvery wide and goes from the top of Ghana, down the eastern side into the Atlantic Ocean.
We stopped and delivered some supplies to Elders in the other mission. The Berrett's took w us, they had been working up in Kpong with the other mission, now they are with our mission. They are a Senior Couple that had been evacuated from Liberia several months ago. In Kpong there is a brand new university that some U.S. members of the church have built, it is for public health degrees. Not only will it be great for the students, but will help out the town, because they will hire, cleaners and other workers.
This is a picture of the Ensign University, they are in their 1st semester with 24 students, they are still working on it, they were putting some of the pavement in (yes pavement) and we could not go in.

 The above trees are young mango orchard, below is a banana orchard, they cover the banana bunches with plastic to protect them until they are ready to go to market. The next picture is a garden next to the river.

This is a good area for agriculture because they can get water from the Volta River.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Having Fun in Ghana

Terry with Joseph. Joseph is a guard at the  other Mission, Ghana Accra Mission Home, and he also fumigates our missionary apartments and cleans the inside of our mission poly tanks. He is a hard worker, he has a wife and 3 cute children to support, and the labors here are paid very little.

It is getting so hot here that wearing a hat is not such a bad idea and they have lots of hats to buy off the street.

The missionaries enjoy getting together as a group during zone conference and have fun visiting after. This is the whole Kaneshie Zone. The Sisters always  sit in the front. When we were driving the Sisters home we got a flat tire, luckily some men were fixing some  cars on the
side of the road and they fixed it for us.
On the way home that day a cart overturned in front of us and it had to be cleaned up before we could move, Now you know why it sometimes takes us 1 or 2 hours to get to a chapel that is maybe 5-10 miles in actual distance.
One of the couples that we know had their 45th Anniversary so we went to dinner at the Movenpick and very fancy hotel out of Germany. Terry and I are in the front. I can't up load anymore pictures and I have a bunch so I might have to write another blog.

Just a word about Ebola they are being very careful in Ghana, We had an Elder sick with Malaria ( yes we have about a 1/3 of our elders who do not take Doxy everyday, not because we don't furnish the Doxy and remind them all the time, because we do, just because they are 19,20 and think they are invincible) and we had to take him to the hospital because he could not keep his Medicine down and was becoming dehydrated. When he was in the hospital he had a bloody nose (dehydrated!) and they had to report it and give him a blood test. He was negative and now he is better and back out teaching. I just wanted you to know that they are being very careful here and investigating anything.