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I started writing as early as twelve years old. There was a Cuban girl in my class who would draw for me anytime I wrote short stories and I would give them out to my classmates to read over the vacation. Back then, it was pure fun. Few years later, I stopped writing.  I stopped writing because I stopped believing and then I lost the discipline of reading (thanks digitalization!). I stopped believing firstly that writing was a gift worthy of sharing,  that I had something that the world needed to hear,  that I could be consistent, that my writing would impact others as much as I had wanted it to,  that this was a start to using all that God has blessed me with. The turning point for me was replaying the phrase ‘good and faithful servant’ in my head.

Service  is to use what you  have to be a blessing to others –  no matter how ‘small’ or ‘insignificant’ you think it is.  First, recognize what you have, then don’t downplay it.  No gift is small. No gift is insignificant. The moment I discovered this truth, I was ready to use this gift to create a space that adds value to the lives of others. Faith and Avocado is that space!

Three things matter to me the most: my faith as a Christian, my passion for hospitality and my love for food! I call them “the treasures of my heart”. Faith and Avocado is symbolic of the things I am going to write about. Here, I share the truths and principles that continually help me in my journey to becoming who God destined me to be.  I chose avocado simply because I am a lover of avocados. I use it here as a symbol of food and the business of hospitality. I write to encourage Christians to live inspired lives wherever they find themselves: their families, universities, places of work and social circles.

I’ve also been blessed to work in a 25 year old food business, listed as one of the leading cafes in Africa. My six year experience has taught me many lessons that I would love to share with anyone interested in food and hospitality.  I write to inform and encourage a culture of excellent service within the food industry and give you a few recipes to try while at it! 🙂

My name is Abi (not Abigail). I live with my family in Ghana and I am a writer. I enjoy good conversations and love good company over food. I enjoy watching food shows and my favorites so far are Chopped, the Pioneer Woman, Guy’s Grocery Games and Barefoot Contessa.  I try to have a sense of humor only because I love to see people laugh and smile. I am thrilled to have you here and I hope you leave inspired, informed and better than you came.

 

Virtual hugs and lots of love,

Your girl,

Abi.

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