In another life I was an educator. Now I’m an innkeeper. What a great fit. From nourisher to nourisher. Instead of students, we have guests. They don’t stay nine or ten months like in a school-how unnatural. They stay just three or four days. They get tired of Charity and I and move on. How natural.
But that time here is quality time, like in a good school. Guests have time for us and we have time for them. Underlying it all are strong values of care and work, appreciation and gratitude.
Two acts of kindness recently: (1) Dr. Terrence Brayboy brought soccer balls from the States-GREAT TIMING AS GHANA GOES INTO THE ROUND OF 16 AT THE WORLD CUP!. Charity took them to schools in Dunkra where her mum lives near Lake Bosumtwi.
Here’s what Terrence wrote in our guest book:
“Thanks to Chris and Charity! My memories of Africa will always include Kumasi and the wonderful hospitality of you both. I hope to return many times!”
(2) David and Katie Colburn sent 27 DVDs to Four Villages to supplement our already fabulous collection for guests’ enjoyment.
OF COURSE, WE SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO TERRENCE AND THE COLBURNS AND TO OUR MANY OTHER GUESTS THAT LEAVE USED CLOTHING, SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT FOR US TO DISTRIBUTE TO THOSE IN NEED.