Father Murray's Trip to Ghana



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(Posted 6/10/15)  Arrival. 6-9-2015
I have arrived at Accra, the Capitol of Ghana. We flew in from NY in a large plane filled with people from here and others going to the Ivory Coast and Togo. The flight was quiet and because of the time difference we landed early this morning.
It was uneventful going to the airport, although it seemed everyone wanted to look in my bags. No one believed I was carrying soccer balls and shirts and all wanted to take a look. I finally met Fr. Sylvester and was welcomed and we got everything off to the car. We rode through typical Monday traffic, (it is the same the world over) and then we came into a small neighborhood off the George W. Bush expressway (not kidding!!) and landed at the Good Shepherd house. It is the central house for all the priests of Ghana and where the Bishops come for their national meetings. It is very simple and with screens on all the windows, safe.   The very first advice I got here was to use the bug spray liberally and take your malaria medicine faithfully. Check. Before we go out for the afternoon my room will be sprayed to kill off whatever unwanted flying guests may have snuck in when the doors open.
The weather is very warm ~75 and humid. It is the rainy season, so the Ghanians, it is a little cool. Fr. Sylvester has assured me that it is drier in the north where we are going. There are palm trees everywhere, and people selling coconuts and every other fruit and vegetable available.
We also went to the beach to see the ocean and realize that it is just 2500 miles away from the shore at Hampton. Tomorrow we start up the middle of the country toward a city called Tamale, which is the nearest large city near where Father Sylvester has his project. I will try to send picture for the website.
Peace,  Father Murray.  

(Posted 6/11/15) Continue reading about Fr. Murray's adventure click here for  Day two.

(Posted 6/12/15)  It arrived a little late but here is Father's daily post, please click here for Day three.
             (This post mentions pictures, but, no pictures have arrived yet, will post upon arrival!)

(Posted 6/15/15)   Water!  Day four

(Posted 6/16/15)  Sunday Mass Day five

(Posted 6/19/15) Fr. Murray is home, safe and sound, here is his final post from Ghana last days

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