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Summer Mission Trip 2019

Summer Mission Trip 2019

Elena and I were blessed to be able to spend three weeks in Ghana this past June. We stayed at Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital in Kpando under the guidance of Reverend Sister Justine, and saw the love she showed to every person and patient. She waited late into the night for us to arrive and greeted us with a hug and a warm meal. Even though...

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Year End Update – 2016

Greetings! As the New Year begins, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the supporters of Pope Francis Home and School, Mercy to the Poor. Thank you to over the 100+ donors, the many who have given gifts in kind and especially those who are praying for the children waiting on their new home. My final trip to Ghana for 2016 in...

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The Boy in the Market – The Rest of the Story

The Boy in the Market – The Rest of the Story

The Boy in the Market – The Rest of the Story The evening after our encounter with the Boy, Richard and I discussed if there was more we could have done. Should we have tried to take him to a hospital emergency room? We decided there was probably nothing we could have accomplished that day. I went back to America a few weeks later. But with...

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Jenny’s Story

Jenny’s Story

"What's an x-ray?" In July of 2014, I had the blessing of living in an orphanage in the Volta Region. The orphanage was the home to 21 children. Like most children’s homes in Ghana, it was illegal and unlicensed. Conditions could be described as primitive at best: no clean running water, intermittent electricity, lack of food, no healthcare. The...

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The Boy in the Market

The Boy in the Market

Last week the orphanage children were dismissed from school for summer vacation—a vacation filled with 10-hour days of farming, assorted chores, cooking over an open fire and washing laundry by hand.  Tonight the children are hungry and knocking on my door for a morsel of food.  Even more than this they are starving for attention,...

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