Written on: February 26, 2019
In March, Sister Mary Elizabeth Looby will travel to Ghana, West Africa, to the small village of Sang in northwest Ghana, to Nazareth Home for God’s Children. It is an orphanage for “spirit children,” children who have been put out of their families or villages for being physically or mentally disabled, or because they happened to be born on the day a significant person in their village died, even if they are perfectly normal, because of superstition that the day is bad luck. Some of these children are non-verbal, crippled, or mentally ill.
They are served by a small Ghanaian Religious Community, Sisters of Eucharistic Love.
“I will be working with the young sisters giving them a retreat, and doing some classes on religious life. I may possibly be working at the school with the children as well.” Sister Mary Elizabeth
Lee White, who taught with the GNSH in Atlanta in the 1970’s, has traveled many times with a dental outreach team from her town in Fort Collins, CO. She invited Sr. Mary Elizabeth to join her on this trip.
“We will meet the dental outreach team in New York, and fly to Accra, Ghana on March 8th. We will stay in Sang for two weeks, with both a dental and an audiology team that come in to service the children and the neighboring villagers. We will then go south to do some touring and vacationing. I will return March 28th, enriched by this awesome experience!” Sister Mary Elizabeth
We hope to include photos and more details from this experience when Sister Mary Elizabeth returns.