Gappers get to Ghana

Christine sent this on behalf of all 3 gappers, (Amy,Emma and Christine) on the Step into the Gap programme.  It was written at the start of the week.  All’s well with the gappers.  Enjoy…..

Well here we are after an intense couple of days’ travel!

Amy, Emma, Patrick and Christine started their epic Step Into the Gap trip at 8am at London City Airport last Monday.

Patrick, Emma, Amy and Christine at London City Airport

Patrick, Emma, Amy and Christine at London City Airport

After a quick touch down in Amsterdam, we arrived at the Society of the Holy Child Jesus Convent in Accra, our home for the next two days, after 11pm that evening.

But all that travel was definitely worth it!

The Holy Child sisters welcomed us warmly and have put us up in style. We’ve had a couple of days of fun, friendship and food and are feeling really at home here.

Today, we went to the memorial for Kwame Nkruma, the man who announced the independence of the Republic of Ghana in 1959 and went on to become Ghana’s first ever Prime Minister!

Amy, Emma, Sr Ngozi, Sr Meggie, Christine and Kofi at Kwame Nkruma's memorial

We were driven around Accra by our wonderful driver, Kofi.

Sr Ngozi, Patrick, Kofi, Emma, Amy and Christine

And tomorrow we move on! We are leaving at 5am (!!!) to fly to Tamale, followed by a 3 hour drive to Bolgatanga to meet a whole new community. We’ll be doing some teaching, sharing in prayer and (hopefully) having the time of our lives!

 

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Are you ready to Step into the Gap?

If you’re inspired by our gappers and want to know more visit us at cafod.org.uk/stepintothegap. Applications are now open for 2012! Sign up for an unforgettable journey today.

 

4 thoughts on “Gappers get to Ghana

  1. Hi guys, fantastic to read your first blog. It sounds like you’ve had a great start to your Ghanian adventure! Enjoy yourselves and I’m sure the children you teach will love to hear all about Blackpool! (Just a little jealous at the warm temperatures you’re enjoying, it’s freezing here!)

  2. Aw looks like you’re having wonderful time already! And I must say Patrick ‘Indiana Jones’ gave me a good chuckle! Hope you all have a wonderful time, good luck with the lessons, and have fun with Kofi too- hope he plays some good tunes on your journeys! Lots of love, Rachel x

  3. Hi everyone – great to see that you’ve all arrived safe and sound. We’re all thinking about you here in Cumbria and especially in Barrow. Will make sure to pass on the photos and blog info to all who ask – related or not!!!.
    Bernadette Mc xx

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