Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"Neighbor" ~ Sponsoring a Child Through Compassion International < #write31days >



This month, I'm joining  Write 31
writing off of a one word prompt daily.
I'm thrilled to take part and hope my writing 
improves and deepens, given 
a "forced" appointment with my blogger draft daily!
                                                                    So here goes:

"Neighbor"
Not the across the street
or down the block neighbors. 
Not  the neighbors whose kids we carpool,
cheer on from the sidelines along with our own,
plan those block parties alongside
or with whom we happily attend backyard birthday parties.

These neighbors are the ones we've never met....
 Our brothers and sisters on the other side of the globe.


Ghana....once  known as The Gold Coast,
is now, The Warrior King.........
 to reflect the ancient empire that 
flourished in West Africa during the 10th century.

Ghanaians highly value dignity and proper social conduct.

Along with different ethnic groups and cultures, 
52 separate languages and hundreds of dialects are spoken in Ghana. 
The official language is English — 
left over from British colonial rule, 
from which Ghana gained independence in 1957.


Ghanaians emphasize social values ~  importance of family, 
respect for the elderly.



An entire family shares any loss of honor, 
which makes the culture a collective one. 
To protect this, there is a need to maintain harmony. 
People behave with decorum to ensure 
 no embarrassment is brought to others.
Ghanaians need us......and we have the ability to help
through Compassion International.,,,,,,
but friends, it seems we need them..... no?
We, Americans, especially in our current political climate
of hate and divisive finger pointing,
 could take a page out of the Ghanaians' book
on kindness and respect.

 Along with seriousness about their own customs and traditions, 
I'm given to understand that
Ghanaians happily learn about and adopt other cultures and practices. 
Ghana is a comfortable, easy country in which to reside and visit.

"Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
 and he will reward them for what they have done."
- Proverbs 19:17



I'm honored that my little corner of the web was chosen by  
Compassion International! 
 Compassion advocates for children in need globally, freeing them 
from poverty and providing them with the resources to become successful,
responsible Christian adults.
outsiders to visit.

Learn more about Ghana and our work there!

And how you can get involved in sponsorship of a child!

 

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Until next time
  
 ~Chris

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, specifically MY attention.
    Love your blog lady.
    Em

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    1. Em
      Thanks for stopping by!

      xoxoxoxo

      Love ya right back :)

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  2. This was interesting to read. Thanks for sharing. I love the photos!

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