There is some remaining rain forest here in Ghana. I went with 19 other friends to the Kakum National Park and the Canopy Walkway. It was rainy as we started on the first of seven long bridges – about 60 meters above the ground. We didn’t see any animals except for some birds. Beautiful nature that God has created and has asked us to care for.
Many of us know of the slave trade that existed between West Africa – Europe and the United States. We visited Elmina Castle which is the longest standing castle that was used as a slave fortress by the Dutch, the Portuguese and the British. We had an excellent guide who took us on an hour tour. This photo is taken at the exit where the slaves (who had survived) would leave the castle and be lowered to small boats and taken to the slave ships. Very sobering – we had a moment of silence while in this room.
Our Well Drilling team had a slow start here in Ghana with delays in getting the well drilling rig, but they are on site now at the first location. We have been provided 26 locations from the Ghana Water and Sanitation Agency. We plan to do 38 wells while we are here and this is the same drilling rig we had on the Caribbean Mercy. Helping to provide potable water for the people in villages in Ghana.