February 12, 2013


Georgetown 2013 HANDS Team:

Dear Friends,


It is good to be able to get onine again and give you all an update.   As we noted in our last blog post, our internet connection has been unreiable and we have been experiencing almost daily power outages.    However, we are blessed to be able to make a visit to the internet cafe in town here and reconnect with you.

During the last few days we have been working hard to make our final connections with local vendors to have a steady stream of things to sell to use as a long-term fundraiser for His Majesty's. This has been keeping us pretty busy but we are happy to be able to meet people and set up a network.

Yesterday we were able to travel to Accra and visit Global Mama's and a local craft market. It's overwhelming to be a white person here. The vendors swarm us and try selling us everything. It's hard to think straight when we are at the markets no matter how much we try to plan ahead. Luckily we have the majority of that sorted out. Friday we are looking forward to meeting with Partner's Worldwide and spending some relaxing time at the beach before flying home.

The next few days we will be busy at the school. John has started wiring the new building with a local electrician and a fresh load of bricks has arrived at the job site as well. It's hard to juggle our time evenly between planning our new fundraising adventure, and being at the job site and working in the classroom with the kids but it is keeping  us busy.

Doreen and I have been able to plan lessons for the kids every morning this week. It's awesome to get to know all of the kids and see their reactions and excitment while learning and having fun. Even simple things like learning colours and shapes is very exciting.

Over the next few days we will be wrapping up our time here and preparing to go home. Please continue to pray for us as we reflect on the time spent here and all our new thoughts and experiences.

See you all soon!

-Jenn Prins

PS. A Fan Dango, from the title, is like a freezie. We discovered them this weekend and can't get enough! They are fan-tastic!



Feb 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

So good to hear from you again. Our prayers are for safety, good health and traveling mercies.

Carel and Clan
Feb 12, 2013 at 5:38 pm


It is with great interest and joy that we read these posts. I have been Blessed with the ability to speak with Doreen on occasion.

The challenges you have encountered are what i believe can be expected and are by Gods design. He leads us, tests us and guides us always.

We are well here and continually pray for all of you.

But Doreen....... Please come home safe......and soon.

I'm outta clean clothes.

Just kidding

With love

Feb 16, 2013 at 9:53 am

Hey Doll,

We are eagerly awaiting your arrival home. We are cleaning up the house but i have a problem.

I have pulled the cord on the vacuum 3 times and it wont start!!!

Where do I put the gas in it??

:) :) :) :)

Love ya......Travel well

we cant wait to see you

Love ya

Carel and the kids

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