EBENEZER AND JUDITH KODIA

They are children of a mother who were in one of the pictures I sent to you. These children are HIV positive and their mother died three weeks ago with HIV. She and the children were on drugs, but they lack good nutrient food. Her three children are staying with their...

Year End Update – 2016

Greetings! As the New Year begins, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the supporters of Pope Francis Home and School, Mercy to the Poor. Thank you to over the 100+ donors, the many who have given gifts in kind and especially those who are praying...

The Boy in the Market – The Rest of the Story

The evening after our encounter with the Boy, Richard and I discussed if there was more we could have done. Should we have tried to take him to a hospital emergency room? We decided there was probably nothing we could have accomplished that day. I went back to America...

Constitution

Constitution: By-Laws PREAMBLE Pope Francis Home and School (PFHS) is a soon-to-be registered Christian humanitarian NGO operating approximately ten (10) miles outside the city of Ho, in the Volta Region. Pope Francis Home and School is the collaborative effort of...

Fact Sheet

Pope Francis Children’s Home & School Located on 12 acres in the village of Awudome-Avenui, approximately 10 miles outside the city of Ho, Volta Region. The grounds will have 10 Structures: Pope Francis School- classrooms for grades Pre-K through 9th. It...

“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...