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Our Mission is Finished – by Beth Hester, R.N.

Beth Hester, Leader of the Breast Cancer Awareness

To paraphrase someone a long time ago Our mission is done. I have seen the most wonderful learning and excitement and appreciation on the faces of so many Ghanaian women this week it is hard to count the number.

Holding her sleeping grandchild, a woman listens carefully

It is amazing the way they listen so attentively as they soak up new information on breast cancer and breast self-exam and hypertension and menopause. These topics that American women have been learning all our lives is very new to the distant villages.

Here in Ghana the word “village” is similar to our word “town” as a village can be a few hundrend to many hundred. They asked us lots of questions some of which were on a very personal level, but they needed to know and now they do.

This has been a powerful experience for all of us. The curriculum I put together and hands on supplies have been left with a wonderful physician and the nurses of the Amasaman Health District. The teaching to come will help to save even more lives. We are all blessed for having been here, shared our knowledged and learned so much ourselves while making some wonderful new friends. God bless all of you who have supported my mission. Thank you very much–Beth

Photo taken by Lisa, Deb, Charity, Beth and Nicole

Ghana Mission 2010

Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope will host two mission trips to Ghana this summer.  The first trip, July 14-26,  will bring breast cancer awareness, along with health and environmental issues to four villages in the Amsamaman District, including Akramaman village, where our first Health Post has been constructed.

Beth Hester, R.N., Nicole Schmidt, teacher,  and Lisa Bornt, animal specialist,  will host day long programs in the villages to discuss women’s health.  Breast Cancer is a large concern in Ghana and many women are under the misconception that any abnormality of the breast could be a curse.  Our hope is to demystify breast cancer and provide information on treatment opportunities.

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