Wednesday, September 23, 2009

i've arrived

hello everyone! (or hello to the two people that care to read this! haha)

so I am writing this from Accra, Ghana. I'm watching my Internet time adding up, so this message won't be long.

Travel was okay -- lonely, though, to be surrounded by strangers :( But I felt better when I read the card Mom had sent, with Scripture from Isaiah 51 (I think) reminding me that I am in God's hands. The good-byes at the airport were a lot harder than I thought. I had thought that it would sink in later, and I would be that girl sitting on the plane crying, hours later. But instead the tears came right then and there, and with every hug it got worse.

But upon arriving, my fears and stress have melted into excitement and optimism for these next three months. From the minute I saw her in the airport, my professor has been shuttling me around, introducing me to people, and making sure I'm comfortable. When we got to her parents' house, I was caught up by her mother in a big hug. Her mother said, "Welcome home!" Once we got inside, she told me, "You have two homes now. You have a home in Canada and a home in Ghana. You are always welcome."

She's made me feel very welcome, and has insisted on feeding me lots of good food and tea! I told her I will have to let my mother know that someone is making sure I eat a lot!

Anyway -- off to the town tomorrow. Gotta go! Love and miss you all!



  1. Glad you made it there safely, Erica! Keep us updated!

  2. Hi Erica!

    I'm very glad to hear you got there safe.

    I pray that God will give you peace as you settle in for the next three months. Remember that "the eys of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love." (Psalm 33:18) And to "cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall." (Psalm 55:22)

    Hope to hear from you again soon :)
    Love, Ange

  3. Erica!
    hey, it's your sister victoria :)
    I am so happy that you arrived safely. We have all been praying for you. I can't believe you are finally in Africa! :D
    byee! God bless. I love you xoxox.

  4. Hey Erica!! I'm so glad you have a blog, I will read it religiously. I am missing you and praying for you. So excited for you. xoxo.