Day 3 – West Africa Journey

Isaiah 26:3

New King James Version (NKJV)

3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.

My day started on an Air-conditioned motor coach heading for Obuasi. I took a different route than normal because the heavy rains of the past few months (their rainy season) has left the main road in great disrepair with long delays. I transferred to a TroTro (It’s a van where people get on and get off at various points on the route. I unfortunately had to make two changes on the way; each time with my two suitcases. The trips were each about 1 1/2 – 2hours in duration. You get to know people very well when you are almost sitting on their laps. LOL

All told, the trip took about the same time as my other route and I didn’t have to transfer to another station to change buses and wait in a line for 30 minutes. Change is a good thing, right? I intentionally didn’t eat anything before leaving. Drinking only from the 2 liter bottle of water I always carry with me. Even after 12 years traveling to West Africa – I DON’T DRINK THE WATER. A ghanaian proverb says, “The African germ is friendly to the African”. I choose not to “tempt the Lord” on this one, for sure. I had to go to the cellular carrier’s office in Obuasi. For some reason, whatever was suppose to happen with activation didn’t happen. It’s working now.

Derrick, one of our parents who has also become a friend, met me and welcomed me to Obuasi. Dinner, a walk to get a new adapter – the one I brought from home died, a little reading, TV, then bed. It’s been a long day. Looking forward to being greeted by some others tomorrow. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.


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