Thursday, August 6, 2009

By God's Grace...

The people of Ghana are a very religious people. Worship service is held every Wednesday morning at Grey Memorial School, preachers have sermons numerous times a week, and when we would ask people how they were, the adults would often answer, "By God's grace I am fine."

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Something fun I started to do after a few weeks in Ghana was to take note of all the religious references made on car windows and shop fronts. On about 75% of the taxi and buses there would be big yellow gold stickers of a 2-5 word religious phrase on the back window. And easily 80% of the shops had a purple or black title incorporating religion. In just one day, on one bus ride, these are the phrases I took note of on the cars and on the shops:

TAXI/BUS
-With God
-Back to Sender
-We are still praying
-Fire & Holy Word Worship...7-Day Holy Ghost Package Included
-God will provide
-God is great
-Jesus, power
-Read Da Bible
-Isaiah
-Good God
-The Lord is my light
-Jesus is the answer
-Clap for Jesus
-Give your best to God & ask God for His best

Look at the Shop titles

SHOPS
-Not By Might
-My Shepherd
-Jesus Connection Enterprise
-To God Be The Glory Dishes
-That I May Know Him
-Jesus Cares Salon
-Hallelujah Hardware
-Everything by God Beauty Salon
-Glory Be To God
-God's Time Is The Best
-Right Way Book Shop
-Virtuous Ladies Beauty Salon
-Grace & Glory Nursery School

Some are so funny! You just can't deny that God is very important to these people.


3 comments:

  1. Those are delicious and how cool that they look "up" around every corner.

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  2. My two faves: "Read Da Bible" and "Hallelujah Hardware". I wonder if that was comforting to you feel that you had shared beliefs. By the way, in that video of the kids singing I couldn't help but notice the boy who was not--the one with the blue hooded coat who was chewing his gum. I have a few boys on the back row of primary who have that same look on their face at times.

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  3. Really cool stuff Anne Marie. America needs a bit more of this, don't you think!

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