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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Oh what a week!

To even begin to process all that has happened this week is not humanly possibly in the amount of time I have to write this blog. The essence of this recon trip was to gather information and develop relationships. We have collected more information about the project than expected. We learned so much about the culture, history, and livelihood for the Ghanian people we encountered. Most importantly, we built a solid foundation of trust, honesty, and committment with our partners that will surely be the building blocks for a successful project.

When we return to the states, we will post blogs about the different stages and connections from the week. We have so much to share about the willingness of the team and the contributions of the community. Until then, I will leave you with a thought.

Last night we were able to step out with our UT friends Lindsay and Erika with a group of Ghania friends. As we sat around a table, listening to music, enjoy cool beverages, and spending time getting to know one another, I became fascintated by the dancing....

At the front of the outside bar area was a band. They wore traditional gard of yellow cloth and sang with smiles in each note. The people around us joined in singing the words spoken in a native tongue. The beats of the drum beckoned for you to dance. There is a movement to the way of life here that is similar to the dance. A community of dancers joining in on a great time. I will explain more soon!

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