Bring Good News International Collaboration
Greetings from the field in Ghana, where God continues to bless and multiply our efforts in holistic outreach. Ninety-nine new converts were baptized in July and August, while over 6,000 patients were treated in our clinics in the same period. Glory be to God!
We welcomed our first ministry collaboration with Bring Good News International (BGNI) led by Rick Wolford, who visited us from September 3 to September 13 and helped us to do both preventive and curative care in the Salaga area. We also invited into this outreach two doctors from Kingdom Medics International, based in Korle Bu Accra and led by Dr. Windfred Baah. In addition to the medical outreach, the BGNI team led a one-day leadership seminar for over 50 of our pastors and church leaders in the northern Ghana area. The church leaders were encouraged by the seminar and went home highly refreshed, challenged, and happy. Brother Rick Wolford and team, thank you very much.
Chakali Mission Report
Greetings from Joshua and Godfred, church planters among the Chakali people group.
Since July to the month of August, we have [not] experienced as much sunshine as usual. The rainfall pattern and wind in August is so severe that lots of farms are flooded and roofs of houses are carried away by the strong wind. This has left some of the subsistence farmers with nothing but rotten yams in the mounds, and the road is in a mess and has also inhibited the progress of our work.
The tractor conveying the roofing boards from the forest got stuck in the mud at the bank of a stream, because the ground is so saturated. This took us another day to offload the boards and carry it to a higher ground to rid the tractor from the sludge and reload it.
Now, all boards are ready for the wood work on the roofing and the carpenters are also getting prepared to start work on this Monday. We pray, and ask you to join us in prayer, for funds for the metal sheets to complete the roofing work on the building.
Moreover, our stay here in the midst of the people has been pretty much fruitful for us personally and to the mission. We have been learning a lot about the communities, customs, culture and traditions, and their history, as well as hidden issues that surround the communities. Some of this information will aid us in how to order our steps as missionaries here, coupled with the rest of our mission’s projects and church planting.
Director’s Word: Enoch Nyador
Enoch Nyador is the Founder and Executive Director of GCM. He has a bachelor's degree in Christian Ministries from Ghana Christian College and a master's degree in Divinity (with honors) from Emmanuel School of Religion (now part of Milligan College).
We solicit prayer support for Lydia and I as we join the team of speakers for the Hi-Plains School of Missions in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas from September 28 to October 19. We will also attend the International Conference on Missions (ICOM 2018) in Cincinnati, Ohio (November 15-19) before returning to Ghana. We will be in the U.S.A. from September 26 to November 20 and look forward to seeing many of our friends and partners there.
We thank each and every one of you for your faithful and solid partnership with us in praying and giving to our ministry needs. We lean heavily on God in this ministry; but we lean much on you, our donors, too. God uses you in mighty ways to keep the ministry moving forward. Thank you very much.