[Adukrom, Ghana] It’s Tuesday in Ghana as I jot this note. Today saw some travel over some of the most rugged roads thus far on our project. From our guesthouse in Abonse we had to ascend to the ridge town of Adukrom for today’s ministry in various schools. The view from this place was spectacular, as it seemed I could see the vastness of Ghana in the distance. You can view some of our videos on the web at www.gemonline.org.
Life on top of the ridge is still very difficult as the entire people struggle in their daily existence. Although more organized than many of the remote villages it remains a struggle for most of the residents. I watched as the students in the schools assembled with anticipation upon our arrival. Usually when visitors come to the schools the students are presented with the “newest ideas” of health and education. They are told of all that the UN or some other human institution is planning on doing for them, but as one school administrator told me – “Nothing ever comes from their promises.”
The message that we are able to give to the students is that of eternal life. We share with them the unchanging message of salvation through Jesus Christ – a matter of grace – through faith! The promises we give these wonderful people are not a promise of man, but the ABSOLUTE promise of God. They are thrilled to receive the tangible gift we give them, which is their own copy of God’s Word. We are eager to place into the hands of every person possible the Gospel of John, the New Testament, or a complete Bible. This Word is forever settled in heaven!
Our team is all doing well. We have yet to experience any health or physical concerns. Our accommodations are adequate, our food is delicious, and the hospitality of our hosts is overwhelming. I am thankful for the partnership of Jeff Andler, James McLean, and Andy Poe who are full-time members of TEAM Ghana. I look forward to the others who will obey God and join us on the next project here, scheduled for September 18 – October 4, 2015. It promises to be another great project.
Continue to pray for us and our counterparts, Sammy Lartey, Simon Akpulo, Eben Agbleze, Jacob Yakubu, and Sammy Tetteh who are leading the team here. We have three more days of field ministry here before heading back to Accra on Saturday. Thus far we have shared the gospel with over 23,000 people in 100 venues where we have witnessed over 16,000 indicate decisions for Christ.