Monday, 25 July 2011

Konkomba to Bolgatonga and Back!

Greetings all! I just got back from a big trip to the North of Ghana, and wanted to share some pictures with you. I took the trip since we'll be leaving Ghana, and I don't know when, or even if, I will ever be able to visit the Brethren in these places again. It was a really encouraging trip, both for me and for those I visited. I went to the part of the country where the Konkomba's live and stayed there for two nights, then continued on to Bolgatonga, in the far north of the country to speak at their first Awards Night for the Bolgatonga Christian Academy and then stayed the night there to assemble with them on the Lord's Day, before returning to Kumasi. Here are a few pictures. You can see many more at this link:
On the boat to cross Lake Volta to get to Konkomba.

Our rather rickety ride. Jacob (on far right) went with me.

Konkomba fishermen.

There are tons of kids up there! One of the preachers I visited has 7 kids, the other has 6.

As I said, BIG Families... one of the brethren with his wife (left) and mom and kids, nephews and nieces etc...

Basic healthcare is lacking up there... some of the brethren have learnt to clean wounds though, and this is a big help.

Most of the people up there are farmers. Jacob and I went to Daniel's (one of the preachers) farm and helped weed.

Speaking in Konkomba, Isaac, Daniel's son, translating. He learnt English at BCA.

Sunset scene at one of the rivers.

Jacob and I rode this from Sabonjida to Salaga, about an hour. It had only one brake, leaked oil, and bald tires... :)

Speaking about the Uniqueness of ACE schools for the Awards night: Goal Cards is something I really appreciate.

Audience and students at the Awards night- Rashida just finished saying her memory work.

Tiberius got the award for best attitude. Cool kid.

"The normal human response is Eye-for-Eye, Blow-for-Blow." Teaching about forgiveness at the Bolgatonga Assembly.

The Bolgatonga Assembly.

1 comment:

  1. Great Pictures!! I'm so glad you got the opportunity to do that before you left! I'm sure everyone in Bolga and Konkomba really appreciated that so much. It's really encouraging to watch you and your family do so much for the Kingdom! See you soon!! :D