Return to the Yellow House

Greetings from Ghana!! Teddy and I arrived in Accra on June 1st and made it to Akatsi on June 2nd. It is indescribably great to be back at the Yellow House. It has changed a little since we left it in November: there are alphabet posters and growth charts on the walls, and the furniture has seen some wear-and-tear from being bullied by eight girls…but we would not have it any other way!!

The girls look wonderful. They are the same silly, sweet people we met seven months ago, but with clearer, softer skin and brighter smiles: their health has improved dramatically and they are speaking English so well!

Landon and Kate leave for the States tomorrow and we have enjoyed spending some time with them and talking face-to-face. They have done an excellent job managing things here and we are very thankful for all of their hard work.

I don’t have much to report—I mainly wanted to share a few pictures! Since my camera charger was stolen last time I had to carefully ration my battery life..but this time I can take photos whenever and wherever I want! I can assure you there will be many more to come over the next three weeks. We are so happy to be here. DSC_0015 Uncle Landon and water balloons




Lucky (looking happy/nervous about potential explosion of water)


Gloria lost a tooth! We heard that some sort of "ceremony" was performed by the girls which involved standing outside and throwing said tooth on the roof


Auntie Kate teaching lessons!


Sarah Sr. doing homework


Beautiful God's Way. She has grown and changed so much since we first met her!


The girls' room was rearranged while we were gone. Landon and Kate pushed their beds together and figured out a system for suspending the mosquito nets DSC_0059


Every Ghanaian kid I know has a system for arranging their favorite possessions on their bed. This is Sarah Sr.'s...she made purses out of LEAVES for her little animals!


Solo shot of the purse, because it's the cutest thing I've ever seen. DSC_0071

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We spent several hours yesterday looking at books with the girls: we would point at a picture and they would say the word in English. So impressed! DSC_0138


Richlove, Regina, and God's Way helped Mama Helen take peanuts and corn to the mill.