Thursday, January 15, 2009

Its Ghana!

The Reeds in West Africa

After a year of waiting patiently for some word from us on next steps, we are thrilled to be able to give you the big news. Today Renita and I accepted positions with Partners Worldwide and Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, respectively. We will be returning to West Africa.

These are both regional positions supporting efforts in Senegal, Sierra Leone, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, and Liberia. That's right-- Liberia! The plan is to live near Accra, Ghana-- which is only 700 miles from Monrovia-- about two hours by air. Accra is perfectly situated for the work we will be doing. It is centrally located to the entire region. Check out the map and reference the other countries where CRWRC and/or PW does its work.

There is a lot more we need to tell you, when we start, who will leave when, the details of our work, the kids' schooling, and the whole process of setting up an effort in a country where neither organization currently operates. So, we all get to be pioneers of sorts again. Which is ok with us. You're good company. But today, we just wanted to give you the good news.

I'll be digging up more for you soon, so stay tuned to the Reeds in the Wind blog.


Kerrie said...

Congratulations. I'm sure your family will love Ghana.

ampo said...

thanks for sharing interesting story on Liberia, keep posting