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The magic of the blogging universe — bringing people together

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Recently, I was contacted by someone who had stumbled upon this website as a result of a Google search for “Adullam Orphanage”. This person emailed me to let me know that she was very much enjoying the photos and stories being posted about the orphanage, as she had volunteered there some years back. She recognized many of the faces of the children and commented on how much they had grown since she had last seen them in person.  She also let me know that she had donated mattresses and sheets for the school 2 years back (a bit of a pity to see how quickly they deteriorated). Due to a car injury, she has been under doctor’s orders to not travel, so this blog became her window to seeing a place that she missed and that meant a lot to her.

About a week later, another person contacted me, who had also found this blog while looking for Adullam on the internet. She told me that she is in fact in the process of adopting a 7 year-old girl from the orphanage! She shared the girl’s name with me and I was able to find the girl and send some photos of her to her prospective new parents. It turns out that these photos were the first they had seen of their prospective daughter wearing girlie clothes! I was able to put a smile on someone’s face with the photos we took that day. What a treat to be able to do such a thing for someone so far away, who is bound by ties of love to Adullam.

I am currently out of the country so my posts will be less, but I do hope to continue the Kinky Foo-Foo project into the future. It is such a pleasure to work with children, as they are so very generous with their love and affection.

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Settling accounts with Adullam

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Project Obruni Elf, Day II

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Project Obruni Elf: Gift-giving at Adullam Orphanage

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Preparing for gift-giving at the Adullam Orphanage

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I apologize for having been offline for a while, but I have been ill with a cold/flu/cough and have spent the majority of the last 3 days in bed trying to get better for the big gift-giving day at the orphanage.

It has not been super easy to find appropriate gifts for all the orphans. There were a number of factors to consider and work with: (1) they don’t exactly have toy stores around here and toy selection is extremely limited, so everything was purchased piecemeal at different marketplaces; (2) the gifts had to be of a similar value all around so as not to create undue jealousy or animosity; (3) we had to purchase age-appropriate gifts for children from age 3 months to 19 years.

In spite of many attempts to do so, we were never able to determine exactly how many children there are of what age ranges. So please keep your fingers crossed that we have enough for every age range.

In order to ensure we don’t inadvertently create World War III at the orphanage on Boxing Day, we are going to have the orphans file into the cafeteria one at a time and give them their gifts that way. So please do not expect to see photos of all the children opening their gifts at once, because we won’t be able to make that happen, as much as we would like to.

Here are a few photos of gift-wrapping preparations…we leave in a few minutes to give the orphans the gifts that your donations have so generously paid for!

More soon…

Adullam Orphanage, Dec 12

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Obuasi Market

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