"The Chief would like to speak with you. Please, you are invited to his home." // Just as I was saying goodbye to everyone, a messenger comes with an invitation that can not be turned down. Yes, I was supposed to leave an hour prior, yes I was two hours from Accra, yes I would be late to a previously scheduled meeting but this is an invitation that CAN NOT be turned down. Here I am thinking: "what?! Now?! I'm all sweaty and unclean, I'm not properly dressed....etc." What an honor. What I thought would be a formal introduction turned out to be quite the opposite. We sat, held hands, laughed, and laughed some more. I thanked him for his blessing to build in his village, he thanked me for the same. I thanked him for his commitment and encouragement to the many hands that have served on this project, he thanked me for the same. We went back and forth this way for nearly 15 minutes. I also learned that he was a former Headmaster of Ghana Senior High School, a school where we have a scholarship recipient attending. He knows that I am learning Twi, the #mothertongue language, and he promised to write me a personal manual. Ladies & gentlemen, Chief Budu of Konko village. // c.Bennett "Babyface" meets Chief Budu of Konko village. Ghana, June 2017.