To all past volunteers, I hope your volunteer experience at Savior Children Foundation was an incredibly fulfilling, life changing experience for you. I am sure your memories have lingered on like mine, and that any opportunity to go back is near and dear in your heart.
I volunteered for 3 weeks this September and it was the most amazing experience of my life! From the moment I entered the gates, I knew it was going to be an incredibly wonderful experience. I noticed right away that the children are loved and well cared for by Patrick and Mama Pat. Their dedication, love and devotion to these children is truly a gift from God. They begin and end each day in prayer, spiritually a sign of love, gratitude, kindness, faith and hope. The children are always smiling and happy, this made me realize what is truly important in their life, to be loved.
I spent my time playing with the children, helping them with their homework, serving food, washing dishes, construction, painting, etc., etc. I was always busy and loved every minute of it!
One of my best memories (among others) is these 2 statements I heard often from the children, it was simply "Thank you for coming to Savior Children Foundation" and "God bless you". I knew at those moments that I could never forget them.
Unfortunately the time went very quickly and at the end of the 3 weeks, I really didn't want to go home. Ghana really is a beautiful country with some of the friendliest people I have ever met.
For those of you that don't know, you can now volunteer through the website and know that 100% of the volunteer fee paid will go directly to the Savior Children Foundation, where it is needed. That is also true with any monetary donation made through the website, 100% goes directly to the needs of the children at the orphanage.
As my Great Grandmother alway said "The road to a friends door is never long".
I know it won't be long before I return again!
Happy Holidays everyone!