February 22, 2018

Sr. Mary Nyarko walks onto the pontoon ferryboat to cross Lake Volta on her way to the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters' rural Kwesi Fante health center in Ghana. (Dana Wachter)

"I'm happy to be here because the people need us. Sometimes you get there, there's no road — you have to create the road for yourself. … It's a kind of joy, you know."

—Holy Spirit Missionary Sr. Mary Nkrumah, quoted in "A long road to rural health care: Sisters serve Ghana's remote villages," published on Global Sisters Report

Don't miss GSR's two-part series exploring how black spirituality has shaped religious life for black women. Read part one.