Religion is very important to Ghanaians and is reflected in every aspect of their
lives. So much that even the names of tire shops, hair salons, grocery stores, etc.
have religious connotations. This was a trend that we noticed as we moved along
the coastline and all over Ghana. The names of the shops would include everything
from Bible verses like “God is Good Grocery” to uplifting phrases like “Wait on
God Tire Shop”.
After spending time on the coast and interacting with the locals it was amazing
to see how everything ties into together and how life just flows. Life in Ghana
is made out to be much simpler than life in America. Everything has a purpose and
reason for being done. One is not concerned with making excessive money but just
enough for survival. Local Ghanaians also have a strong appreciation for their heritage.
We met one Ghanaian named Yaw who told us that everyone; Black, White, Red, Yellow,
etc., should be able to come back and learn about their past from Africa. We feel
that everyone should visit Africa at least once in their life so that they can experience
the love, passion, heart, and soul of the African people.