This man was apparently selling large rodents...for dinner.
Ghana was beautiful, but CC said what had the most profound impact on him was the children. He walked into their chapel service and heard nearly 200 voices singing, "Our God is an Awesome God." He had to stop and regroup. And then it hit him, he hadn't heard that many children singing praise to God, all at once, since Singapore. We always felt like Singapore was our greenhouse, but we were destined to be planted elsewhere. Still, reminders like that cause us to miss the greenhouse sometimes.
Gretchen took this shot of the four ICS Singapore administrators, past and present. The guy on the left is one of our favorite people in the whole world. When we'd been married only a few months, he sat in our den (in our 50 year old musty apartment in Memphis) and told us about the exotic land of Singapore and how he had a position for Secondary Social Studies teacher and 3rd grade teacher. And then he sat in our den once again, this time on another continent. And that night he said, "The Board unanimously wants you to step in and finish this school year as the new Head Administrator. And by the way, you've got 12 hours to decide." Everybody needs a Steve in their life, one who believes in you and has a history with you.