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I Bless the Rains Down in Africa

Last Thursday, we made another trip to Kwamekrom to see the new property; check out the four acres they had cleared for farming; pay for the surveying, demarcation, and clearing; and make final negotiations to secure our ownership of the land. Thanks again to those who donated money to this project! It has been an amazing journey to witness 🙂  Note: Three acres were donated; the other ten still need to be paid for, though we are using the land for crops already.

This time, Mayerli joined us on the adventure!

Mayerli and I in the car in Kwamekrom! Very excited about the land for Potter's Village :)

Mayerli and I in the car in Kwamekrom! Very excited about the land for Potter’s Village 🙂

Let’s take a little photo tour!

Walking through the brush to get to the property. The first time we did this, I was in a skirt. Not ideal.

Walking through the brush to get to the property. The first time we did this, I was in a skirt. Not ideal.

Looking over the 4 acres that have been cleared

Looking over the 4 acres that have been cleared

Temporary markers have been placed to show the edges of our property. These will be replaced shortly with cement pillars.

Temporary markers have been placed to show the edges of our property. These will be replaced shortly with cement pillars.

A pineapple farm! I've seen several in Kwamekrom. This is one of the crops we'll grow because it can be sold for juice. Side note: I was really excited to see how pineapple grows.

A pineapple farm! I’ve seen several in Kwamekrom. This is one of the crops we’ll grow because it can be sold for juice. Side note: I was really excited to see how pineapple grows.

It started to rain on us! Road sign for Kwamekrom. I took this photo through a rainy window as our cab flew past. It's a miracle the sign was even IN the photo, let alone legible. Haha

It started to rain on us! Road sign for Kwamekrom. I took this photo through a rainy window as our cab flew past. It’s a miracle the sign was even IN the photo, let alone legible. Haha

Reverend Asare writing up the details of the agreement for the land. A little different than how we do it at home, eh? Also, by this point, there was an insane rainstorm going on outside. It was awesome timing. Bless the rains down in Africa :)

Reverend Asare writing up the details of the agreement for the land. A little different than how we do it at home, eh? Also, by this point, there was an insane rainstorm going on outside. It was awesome timing. Bless the rains down in Africa 🙂

Part of the 3 acres that will be the school and living quarters. The boundary goes "from the bamboo to the mango tree." Haha. Sometimes I really love Ghana.

Part of the 3 acres that will be the school and living quarters. The boundary goes “from the bamboo to the mango tree.” Haha. Sometimes I really love Ghana.

Cleared out to build a road to the school property

Cleared out to build a road to the school property

Kwamekrom! I don't think it's very big...

Kwamekrom! I don’t think it’s very big…

A pretty little flower on our property. Not exactly relevant, but I like it :)

A pretty little flower on our property. Not exactly relevant, but I like it 🙂

And one more for good measure:

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Why did the chicken cross the road?

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