Saturday, February 16, 2013

Ghana

Check out this wonderful Feb 05 article from the York Dispatch. Building Solid Foundations is one of Bethany's mission partners, and Pastor JP has been asked to serve on the board.

Sara and Eldred Atkinson looked into each other's eyes. They knew it was meant to be.

The Spring Garden Township couple found a new passion -- mission trips to Ghana.

"It's the fulfillment of a passion I never dreamed of," said Sara Atkinson, 72. "I never dreamed I would have an opportunity to do anything like this in my lifetime. I just fell in love with this."

Sara Atkinson is an education team leader with Building Solid Foundations, a York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to working with Ghanaians to enhance their quality of life in rural Ghana through water, sanitation, health and education improvements and economic development.

Sara Atkinson led a team of two Elizabethtown College professors and five students from the college and from American University on a 10-day mission trip to Apam, Ghana, in early January. They taught math, reading and English lessons to elementary and high school students.

Jump to the full article! Check out the BSF website and like "Building Solid Foundations" on Facebook.

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