Freedom of Vinyl Lettering

As I am coming to the end of transcribing and posting my Ghana Journal I am realizing that there are pieces, pictures and stories that I somehow left out. Surprising I know, since I have actually transcribed over 46 single spaced pages (so far), in a Word Doc. I know I mentioned that the taxis have vinyl lettering on the back windows. 99% of the sayings or words are spiritual in nature. Maybe we can be inspired by these images. What would you put on your car?

More Ghana Pictures!

Yesterday, Aaron was able to get all of Robi and Derek’s pictures of our trip to Ghana. Tonight I posted my fourth Ghana Journal 2008 page. Check out Leah’s fancy braids! A hair salon made out of a metal shipping container! Be amazed at just how much CAN be carried on one’s head! All this and more as we continued to frighten small African children. After posting that page, I went back into the first three journal pages and added pictures where I could. Be sure to take a quick look through the previous pages. You will see JoJo Boy …

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From Africa to Oklahoma

I got back late last night from Oklahoma where I was asked to be the Keynote Speaker at the OFCEC (Oklahoma Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children). Every flight was delayed. One of the flights attempted to take off twice and then returned to the gate where we got off and tried another plane. Sitting in airports and on airplanes, I had plenty of time to get a head start transcribing my journal. You can find it on the right hand side of your screen under “Pages” The top Page is Ghana Journal 2008. That is where you want …

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Shell Shock? or Jet Lag?

We are home. Our flight got in around 11:00PM last night. I was surprised how comfortable I was with all of the snow even though I was in a t-shirt and a skirt and flip flops. It is SO good to be home! We all showered before bed and I had to wash my hair twice to get all of the smoky smell out of it. Just like when you have been camping. We finally went to bed around 2AM. Leah was up promptly at 7AM chomping at the bit to go to school and see all of her friends. …

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It’s REALLY Me!!

Can you believe it?? It’s really me! Rebecca did an excellent job posting everything I told her on the phone. I felt so hurried and excited and worried that the phone card would expire before I could tell her all that I wanted to say. I felt like everything that came out of my mouth was a jumbled mess! Obviously I am at an internet cafe! They have one here at THE Botel!! Are you dying? We are actually here! And yes there are crocs. Alex, Leah and I fed them this morning. Then on a stupid dare, Curry and …

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Update from Ghana!

Hi Everyone! This is Rebecca Overson, Rachel’s sister. (For those who don’t know, it’s my husband Robi that is over there with the gang.) I was able to talk to Rachel for about a half hour a couple days ago so she could tell me some great things to post on her behalf. I know you have all been waiting patiently! First and foremost, they arrived safely and had no problem at the airport getting through customs. They breezed right through and were met by my husband Robi, Heidi, and two men from the deaf school. They had about an …

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Bring Me A Honey Bear

We had our first successful satellite phone calls to Ghana yesterday. Robi said it is incredible there and he already wants to bring some of the children home with him. He also said he is anxiously anticipating Leah’s reaction to all of the children. He thinks she will be in heaven. In the short conversation he only made one request, “Please bring me a honey bear!” (You know, the plastic bear-shaped jar full of honey?) Two days in Ghana and he can only think to ask for honey? It makes me feel a little more confident that we are bringing …

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Spiders As Big As Your Fist: It Just Keeps Getting Better

Today, Curry and Heidi from Signs of Hope International left for Ghana. 3 down 4 to go! Last night I called Curry about some last minute things. He has been there many times and it was at his invitation and the invitation of the schools that we are fortunate enough to be part of this amazing experience! I was asking him about packing swimsuits and rain gear.  Yes talk about two ends of a spectrum. The packing list we received from SOHI mentioned both. He said there is not a body of water that he would recommend getting into. As …

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1 Down, 7 To Go

Robi left for Africa today. Curry and Heidi leave tomorrow. They are all going in advance to have meetings and take care of some of the business aspects and formalities so that we can hit the ground running when we arrive. I asked Curry, how we are going to get from the airport to Mampong, a one and a half hour drive. He said he will be picking us up in the Deaf School’s bus, if it is running. Why am I having flashbacks of “The God’s Must Be Crazy?” I can’t imagine it will be hard to spot us …

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100% Humidity, Rations & A Botel

A few days ago I checked for Accra Ghana. I was stunned to see highs of 91 and lows of 77 with 100% humidity. I don’t think I will be wearing my Signing Time sweater while we are there. We are basically going to live in a sauna for 10 days. Feel free to check out while we are traveling. You can see what time it is in Ghana. Ghana is 7 hours ahead of Utah. Today I rationed out all of our food that we are bringing to Africa. We have dinners “catered” each night – I …

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