Friday, July 9, 2010
Agou (Give me your attention)
This morning after breakfast, we went to Parliament to view a session. The session was scheduled to start at 10:00 am but it did not begin until 10:45. Ghanaian time is more relaxed than American time. It is an approximation, not an exact time. The session was extremely interesting. The members of Parliament were allowed to speak out of turn if they agreed or disagreed with something. This made for a very energetic and entertaining experience.
After Parliament, we came back to the hotel for lunch. We each had red red, which is chicken and beans with a special spicy sauce served with plantains. The majority of us loved this traditional Ghanaian dish. After lunch, we drove to a Ghanaian Christian college and then drove through the University of Ghana. Both of the sites were breathtaking, and it was very interesting to learn the similarities and differences between our university and Ghanaian universities.
This evening, we visited with some students at Tesano Baptist Church. We were able to ask questions and answer some of their questions about our culture. The members were very welcoming and friendly. We will be back with them on Sunday, and we are looking forward to it very much.
We all had an amazing second day in Ghana, but we are very exhausted and ready for a good night's sleep! Love you and miss you all!