our money where our mouth is

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October is Fair Trade month! We are FAR from experts in this area, but simply put, Fair Trade “is a social movement whose goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better working and trading conditions and to promote sustainability” (full disclosure: I copied & pasted that sentence from Wikipedia). Generally, Fair-Trade advocates are lobbying for better pay for … Read More

Gone to Ghana

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Another trip to Ghana has come and gone. Three visitors accompanied us to The Yellow House on this visit. Caleb and Clare are students at JBU now, but were two of the high school students that were with Eight Oaks in the beginning, circa 2012 (you can read a post Clare wrote back-in-the-day here). Beth is Teddy’s cousin (my cousin-in-law) … Read More

2015 in Review

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The girls in 2015, from left to right. Top Row: Gloria, Dina, Sarah Sr., Sarah Jr. Bottom Row: Richlove, Lucky, Regina, God’s Way Dear Friends- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We hope this letter finds you well and that what we share will encourage you as 2015 comes to a close. This has been an amazing year for Eight … Read More

short & sweet

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(readers should be advised that the title of this post refers to our trip in October, and not in any way to the length of the post itself.) Hi friends! This trip to Ghana was amazing. I found myself waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak. This was our shortest visit yet, and as such we were … Read More