The Friendliest People in the Entire World

Before I got here, I heard that the people in Ghana are the friendliest people in the world. That is one of the truest statements that I have ever heard.

So we started teaching at Heritage! Copp and I have been having fun teaching music and rhythm to our classes. The only problem that we are having is that we feel like we don’t have enough material to keep them interested for a whole hour. The school is amazing. The kids are so adorable! The little ones are so cute. They walk around holding hands and they look at us like we are aliens. They have warmed up to us a lot though. One little girl, maybe 6 years old named Lisa, sat on my lap for about an hour today. She actually would not let me put her down. The kids go CRAZY over the cameras that we have. I was the first to pull it out and they attacked all of us! They keep asking us to take their pictures so that they can see it. It is really sweet, but when I tell you that they go crazy, I mean it! The pictures will probably be proof, and you will all see the pictures when I get home.

We went into the market today to buy material to get clothing made. I got two fabrics, one for a dress, and one for pants. The people there loved to look at us. There is a specific name for a foreigner here and we heard it about every 5 steps. They would just yell it at us while we were walking down the street. One guy told Eva that he “would give her a beautiful baby boy” she declined, but it was a nice sentiment I suppose…? We met some kids in the market that were in love with our cameras so we had a little photoshoot in the middle of the street. There is a dance called “Azotu” and it goes with a little song and some kids taught it to me at school. So when the kids in the market were doing it so I joined in! The people in the market found that VERY amusing. Everyone laughed at me, then NyAsia did it and a guy asked for her number, obviously she did it better than I did.

Ghana is great. I am learning a lot of the language, Fante, and I am in love with the kids. I still miss my mom, and I miss Becca and Jordyn and Chris, but it is beautiful here and the kids are making the time go so quickly.

Oh! I have grown close to the guy that drives our van, his name is Alaska. He was translating for us in the market today and he taught me a lot of cool stuff. Everyone is playing cards and relaxing now so it is time for me to go.

I love and miss you all,

Jordan

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