Be Still

In almost 8 weeks here in Ghana, I have discovered that I have a very hard time being still. I don’t just mean quiet, as anyone who knows me can attest to. I cannot just “be”. I cannot count the number of times someone has asked me to “be still”, and I also cannot...

Learning perspective

It has been a very interesting couple of days here in Ghana. Things are progressing well on the house, and we are almost ready to order the roofing, floor tiles, and kitchen cabinets! But I have to share with you what transpired yesterday near the house site. Evans is...

Random thoughts about privilege

I have been in Ghana for almost 6 weeks now, three times longer than I have ever stayed before. All this time has given me the opportunity to have much more quiet and unstructured time than I can remember every having in the past! Things just move slower here, I think...

The Lily Pad – Newsletter June 2018

Akwaaba from Ghana! I am so excited to write to you from Ghana, and share much wonderful news from all of us here at the Lilies of the Field Academy in Osu! I arrived about a week ago, and will be here in Ghana until early August, sharing the end of the academic year...
The Lily Pad – Newsletter December 2017

The Lily Pad – Newsletter December 2017

Greetings from Osu! We are so excited to share our first newsletter with you! As this is being written, the children are getting ready for the first term exams, after a very successful and challenging fall term in Accra. We currently have 60 children attending school...