S: GHANA 2010
FC: Dedication Ceremonies September 2010 | John Vosburg Memorial Methodist Vocational Centre
1: Our team arrives in Ghana . Pictured are Steve and Bonnie Laycock, and Dave Schreiner | Richard meets us at the airport, then we load up for the trip to Mampong.
2: The road trip was challenging!
3: Our first view of the completed school !
6: A dream realized! Seven years in the making, now the center is completed.
7: The Ghana Mission Team | The Vosburg women: Christine, Carolyn, and Elizabeth
8: Unloading luggage at the hotel.....Steve, Carolyn, and Winona look for their rooms; Dave "helps" behind the counter
9: We gathered on the upper veranda for our daily meetings.
10: The view from the upper veranda....
11: Celebration of Dedication The John Vosburg Memorial Methodist Vocational Center
12: Christine and Elizabeth in the Nick Trabue room | Winona in the Ed Gebauer room
13: Carolyn reviews the order of service with the pastor.
14: A distinguished panel of speakers | The community choir sang... | A large audience attended the ceremonies
15: Bonnie speaks for the team........ Rebecca takes pictures. | Steve, Bonnie, Christine, Elizabeth, and Winona watch the choir as they sing.
16: Our Honored Speaker, The Bishop of the Methodist Church in Ghana
17: Violet Amihere School Headmistress | Bonnie speaking, TV cameras rolling | Guests dance their way outside for the ribbon cutting ceremony....
18: Cutting the ribbon - it rained the whole time but our spirits were not dampened! | Pastor John | Pastor John | Carolyn, Christine, and the Bishop
19: The Bishop cuts the ribbon.. | Bonnie unveils the plaque naming the school ...... | Afterwards, Steve and Bonnie visit with Moses Amihere....
20: That evening, dinner was prepared for us by church members
21: We gathered at Pastor John and Josephine's house near the church
22: Dinner was shared with the congregational leaders...
23: Sunday morning at the Methodist Church in Mampong, Akwapim | Bonnie talks with Pastor John
24: Preparing to present our gifts to the school during worship service.
25: After church, we visit with friends... Pastor Contractor, Violet Amihere, and a member of Methodist Men. | We all received gifts from the congregation.
26: Josephine fixed excellent meals for us during the week | Resting after lunch... | Carolyn visits with Biney and friend
27: There was a parade that evening, to celebrate a festival in town..... the church was the gathering place for the parade goers.
28: Monday morning Richard meets us and we leave to tour sites in Ghana | Our faithful bus driver
29: A final look ... Thanks be to God for all He has done to make this happen! | Dave greets Calvin - he remembers us from our first visit seven years ago. Calvin was six years old then....
30: Sights from Ghana
31: Arriving in Cape Coast
32: Visiting Elmina Castle in Cape Coast.... a sad history of the slave trade that happened here
33: Outside Elmina Castle
34: An evening by the sea.. at Coconut Grove Resort
35: Our stay at the Coconut Grove Resort near Elmina
36: ...a beautiful evening | God has given us...
37: Tuesday morning breakfast in the fresh morning air....... | Richard, our tour guide and friend
38: The Rain Forest Canopy Walk... 140 feet in the air on a swinging bridge - Crazy enough to do it twice!
39: Steve and Bonnie start us out on the first of seven rope bridges....
40: After the Canopy Walk, we had lunch at the alligator farm..... we ate spaghetti!
41: Pictures from the roadside as we traveled back to Accra for our flight home.
42: Our Ghana Mission Team Rebecca Barker Dave Schreiner Winona Gebauer Carolyn Stevensen Christine Trabue Carolyn Vosburg Bonnie Laycock Elizabeth Trabue Wendy Ramsey Steve Laycock