As many of you know, my family and I have become friends with a girl’s school in Agona Swedru, Ghana. I’ve gotten to know Pastor Frank Bennin and his children, and his extended family of young girls called the Alolites Unto Such (the link is to their Facebook Page). My son, Aaron, “chats” with them on Facebook and you can see his Archie comics among the box of book and things they just received, plus other books of his he chose to send to them.
I’ve written extensively about them, how we got to know each other, and the value of giving in various columns and articles such as these (more can be found in the blog section):
A Story of Giving – You ALWAYS Get More When You Give!
As you may know, I’ve developed a relationship with the Pastor, his kids, his community, and their school in Ghana, Africa. I’ve written about it in my A Story of Giving column, my “Africa Zebras” blog (with the great photos), and spoken of it on my Radio Show (August 12, 2010). They are wonderful young girls that we’ve sent books and more to. Soon, we’ll be sending some laptops (from The Wright Centre for Orthodontics). Pastor Frank Bennin is father to some (biologically), and “Father” to all, spiritually.
I wanted to share with you a chat I had with Pastor Frank, via Facebook, about what we hope to accomplish together and create our own story of giving. Please note their address if you want to send your own box of books, magazines, toys, stuffed animals, and more.