Monday, 3 February 2014

Rosie and Paul, helping the disabled in developing countries.

A friend of mine Rosie, has written her story, of going out to Ghana for a month, working in a childrens home, and looking after special needs children there. I wanted to share her story with you, especially as here in England we have such a good social care system comparitively, especially for those with special needs, and these children, like Paul, deserve just as much support and love. Paul and the others need support, in prayer as well as financially, so join me in praying, and if your able, please do give financially to help children like Paul thrive and have their life to the full, like it says in John 10:10 - the theif comes only to steal and kill and destroy, I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Here is Rosie's story:

My name is Rosie Watts, I'm 19 years old and in August 2013 I volunteered for a charity called Thrive Africa for one month in Ghana. During this month I had the best experience and loved every minute. I encountered sights and activities I never deemed possible.


Whilst there we carried out three different projects. For the first 2 weeks we lived in North Ghana, in Bolgatanga. Here we took part in disaster prevention in different orphanages, planting seeds for the caregivers as a source of food and income for the home.


Following this we moved to the Upper East Region, Kumasi, where we renovated old unused school rooms into vibrant learning areas filled with bookcases, books, learning materials and furniture.

At the end of the second week, we spent two days in Kumasi Children's Home, this is where I met Paul. Here we worked with the Orphan Welfare Agenda to assist in the building of their offices and buildings, built farms and crop patches for the the caregivers and donated vital equipment, as well as toys for the children.


I met Paul on the first day and straight away he stood out to me, he was inspiring, so happy and helpful even through his condition.


The children are so kind and helpful to each other, looking out for one another, with true kinship and understanding. On one occasion a young boy around 6, name Kofi, and Paul were helping me carry grass into a wheelbarrow. Kofi tried to take Paul's spade away, so when I told him not to he listened but got upset, so I got him some water and a biscuit from our bus. He then went back to where we had been working and shared both his small biscuit and water with Paul. A sight which astonished me, it made me feel warm inside, the love these two boys shared and how grateful they both were for such small gifts and our presence. A sight I will never forget!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Here is a photo of Rosie and Paul:

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God bless.

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