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GLOBAL MISSIONS

 

KAITLYN MOSTELLER

 

I wish to write to once again thank you for your contribution to my medical mission trip to Ghana! I can attest that it was a life altering experience that drew me closer to the Lord and stretched my faith immensely. I could fill pages writing all the neat moments along the trip; however, I have attempted to consolidate the trip into a few short sentences for each day below.

Day 1/2: Lots of traveling! Following two plane flights we took the “VIP” bus from Accra to Kumasi, where the mission house was located. Transportation in Ghana includes long stretches of gutted dirt roads with random portions of “pavement.” I promised to never complain about road construction in the states again.

Day 3: The vast majority of the day consisted of a pill party to divide vitamins and Tylenol to dispense in the village. In the evening, we played duck, duck, moose as they call it, of course soccer with local kids of the town, and they taught us a few games of their own.

Day 4/5/6: Village days! Our whole team divided into smaller teams of six and went into three villages. Over the course of three days, our team saw 879 people in our village alone and close to 2000 people amongst the three teams. There was a wide array of cases that presented and I attended to multiple wounds, most of which were infected bug bites. The lack of cleanliness in these areas definitely lead to wounds much worse than I had seen in America. We closed each night with a crusade that entailed music and preaching followed by a time of invitation. The music was sung at a decibel that truly called for ear plugs and always involved tons of clapping, dancing in circles, and feeling the music. Our area where the crusades were held was directly across the road from a mosque, and I know the sound of the Lord’s music overpowered the call to prayer.

 

   


Day 7: A portion of the team traveled to an orphanage that primarily houses children with disabilities. We spent time loving on the children, feeding the babies, and delivering needed baby formula and supplies. The day culminated with a Ghana vs. USA soccer match where us as Team USA played on defense essentially the entire time and lost 4-1
 


 

 


Day 8: Each six person team traveled back into the village to have church with the people of the bush for Sunday morning worship. The church consists of a pavilion as a roof and plastic chairs used for pews. Our village was next to an area where the young men mined for gold. Since the men had to work on Sunday morning, we went to the mining area and shared the Word and saw 15 young men come to Christ. At the church service, we baptized an additional four people. One lady who had a leg deformity that caused her to walk in a deep squatted position walked from the next village over just to come to church that morning.
 

 


I can never say thank you enough for supporting me in this trip. I found a passion for missions and know that I want to use my future as a physician to treat many people of Africa.

In Christ Love,
Kaitlyn Mosteller