I participated in a medical mission trip for two weeks in Ghana, May 2013. I am a registered nurse-one of 13 mostly nurses from the United States who volunteered. I am so glad I went to Ghana. It was an unparalleled experience in my life. The people there are so warm and inviting! The children in Ghana were playfully curious about us. They are so fun to be around! They taught us songs and dances and some words in their language (Twi). Our crew of volunteers was greeted by smiles and consistent enthusiastic assistance and support by the Elghana staff.
Gyamfi, in particular, did a fantastic job of supporting us by skillfully meeting our needs every time possible. His passion and demonstration of loyalty to the people he serves is very inspiring. I really felt we served a purpose there by providing health services in local villages so that people didn’t have to travel miles on rough roads in the heat to get the care they need. Ghana has a large need for many services, resources and funds in many ways. Laurie, our team leader, had a calm reassuring presence. I had fun laughing with her about the surprises along the way! Since my visit, Ghana has remained in my heart. I look forward to returning to Ghana as a volunteer in the next ASAP team trip!