Spirituality/religion is a very important part of people’s lives here. We were special guests at Sunday’s service. African dresses were made for all of the participants to attend this service (Stay tuned for a colorful group photo of batiks and tie-dye). This service, a tradition for Ghana Health Mission participants, includes dancing and an inspiring service by Reverend Andoh. Laura Seeger, RN was amazed at the “resilience that this culture has built from religion and it has been a powerful and enlightening experience.”
This will be the last blog entry for this cultural immersion experience, for on Thursday morning we will begin our journey back to the United States. First, we will a stop at Cape Coast to visit Elmina Castle, one of the original slave holding stations built on the coast of Ghana by the Portuguese. Following that, we will forge on to Accra, check in to our hotel, and then visit the Accra craft market – a last chance for students to shop for woodcarvings, mud cloth, Kente cloth, paintings and more! Our flight leaves at 10:15 on Friday and hopefully, there will be no delays and/or cancellations.
The overall experience has impacted us tremendously. It is inexplicable how different our cultures are. We look forward to sharing our experiences with all of CHP.