After our four days of exploring the slave forts and castles on Ghana's coast, we reluctantly made our way back to Accra. We had found Ghana to be an energetic, bustling, and very stimulating place, but Russ and Shelley needed to get back to missionary work, and after almost three weeks in Africa, we had to go home.
Our drive back to the capital city was every bit as fun as the rest of our time in Ghana. There was always something to see. For example, over 71% of Ghana's citizens are Christians, but theirs is a much livelier form of Christianity than I'm used to, evidenced by the names of the businesses. Here is a sampling that I wrote down in my journal:
God's Power Motors
Blessed Home Catering
The Battle is the Lord's Men & Women's Wear
By Grace Furniture and Coffin Workshop
God First Enterprises Wood and Cement
Father's Legacy International School
River of Peace Beauty Salon
|Note the juxtaposition of this billboard that promises "Life Transformation and Miracle Services" |
and the Chevy van that appears to be miraculously balancing on its rear wheels.
|Can you see the "Jesus Palace"? Not exactly my idea of what a place with that name would look like.|