“What’s an X-Ray?”

In July of 2014, I had the blessing of living in an orphanage in the Volta Region. The orphanage was the home to 21 children. Like most children’s homes in Ghana, it was illegal and unlicensed. Conditions could be described as primitive at best: no clean running...

Sisters of Mary

The Congregation of the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church (SMMC), was founded in 1971 by Bishop Anthony Konings (SMA) from Holland, who was then the Bishop of Keta Diocese in the Volta Region of Ghana in the Western part of Africa. His dream of founding a...

The Boy in the Market

Last week the orphanage children were dismissed from school for summer vacation—a vacation filled with 10-hour days of farming, assorted chores, cooking over an open fire and washing laundry by hand.  Tonight the children are hungry and knocking on my door for a...