Where the Blacktop Ends
“Gonna kick of my shoes and run in bare feet where the grass and the dirt and the gravel all meet…where the blacktop ends.” Keith Urban sang these words and I am sure he did not have Ghana in mind, but it certainly fits.
Today was as typical as it gets in field evangelism. After an early morning breakfast our wonderful teams of Ghanian pastors, evangelists, and helpers greeted us and three different teams of Americans joined them and embarked on the morning school and dental projects.
Today’s roads were pretty remote and difficult to traverse. Once the blacktopped roads ended we were on rough and rugged paths that were very troubling. The journey however was beneficial as we were able to visit schools that have been ignored and neglected. The buildings were in complete disrepair, but the students eagerly greeted us and were extremely receptive to the message from God’s Word. To date this project has allowed us to share the life-changing message of Jesus Christ with over 8,500 people in 60 different venues.
Each evening three separate groups leave the hotel and travel back out into remote and desolate areas where they show the JESUS film to the crowds that gather. Through the grace of God, and the financial gifts of our friends, we have been able to buy all the equipment that is necessary for such projects — vehicles, generators, projectors, films, and sound systems. Without these our work would be nearly impossible.
The average evening crowd has been in excess of 400 people in each place. This shows the absolute power of God working in our midst. Many of the people who come to these film crusades walk several miles upon hearing the news that our teams will be in the villages for the evening. Knowing this causes each of our team members to carefully examine their words, realizing the unique opportunity and obligation that has been placed in their charge.
Thank you so much for reading my blog. Many of you have encouraged us with emails and kind words about how much you enjoy keeping up with us while we are on ministry projects abroad. I will always do my best to share with you the events of our day in hopes that it will be a constant reminder to PRAY for the work of the Gospel. Until Jesus comes, I am
Fulling the Great Commission,