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Hallelujah, It's Our 35th Birthday

Hallelujah!!! It’s our Birthday!!! We are 35 years old this month.

In June 1987, when we were successfully incorporated in Ghana as a Mission Organization, we could not anticipate what 35 years later would be like and what we would have accomplished. Partners and loyal friends like you, and the countless lives that have been saved through preaching the Gospel, administering medicines, and life-saving community development programs make our story a success. We have come this far because of you. We thank God for this fruitful partnership. Join us celebrate this milestone by thanking God for these specifics: We look forward to your support and partnership to save more lives spiritually and physically. With your support, more churches will be planted, more souls will be baptized, more laborers will be trained, more lives will be saved through the clinics, and more developmental projects will be done to physically demonstrate the love of Christ.

We began our celebration with a week of mission emphasis. The schedule we followed across Ghana is listed below.

FAME, GHANA MISSION EMPHASIS WEEK OUTLINE OF ACTIVITIES DATE: June 20-26th, 2022 THEME: SAVED THROUGH MISSIONS FOR MISSIONS TEXT: 2 Corinthians 5:18-19: 18 -- “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” DAY ONE: Thanksgiving: Psalm 96:1-13 – “Oh sing a new song unto the Lord, the Lord is great, greatly to be praised". Thanking God for FAME, Ghana, the founder Dr. Enoch and family, Church Planters and families, FAME Partners home and abroad, Nurses and Staff, Local Churches and Leaders. DAY TWO: God, the First Missionary - God offered us a way back to himself (Hebrew 9:14-15). Prayer: That those who have the calling of God into Missions would get the willpower to surrender themselves to God by either Praying, Sending (Funding), or Going. That the Church would have a Missionary Heart. DAY THREE: Redemption through the blood of Christ: God provided a lamb for himself (1Peter 1:18-19; Romans 3:24; Gen 22:8; John 1:29). Prayer: Redemption from the bondage of sin, death, sickness, wretchedness, poverty, etc. DAY FOUR: Salvation in the Power of the Gospel. Declared righteous through faith in Christ. (Romans 1;16; 10:15,16) Prayer: That God would raise more Missionaries and Evangelists into the world. God should prepare the hearts of Unreached People Groups for the Gospel and all those who need him as personal Lord and Savior. That God would break the yoke of Satan over the unbelieving world and set them free. DAY FIVE; Discipling the Church for Growth and Multiplication. (Matthew 28:18- 20). The command is to make "Disciples" not get "Followers" Prayer: That the Church would intentionally plan to teach and train members to do ministry and become Mission centered Churches and Mission minded people. That Churches in Ghana will prioritize discipleship instead of overemphasizing dreams and visions in the Church. DAY SIX: Raising Relevant Leaders (2Timothy 2: 2). "A leader knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way"---- J. C. Maxwell Prayer: °Leaders who are sensitive to the Holy Spirit. °Visionary Leaders. °Shepherd’s Heart Leaders. °Servant Leaders. °Mission-Minded Leaders. DAY SEVEN: Living for Missions, giving to missions (1 Cor 617:1-3; 2 Cor 11:8). " ------- If you refuse to support missions, then you are opposed to the will of God" - O.J Smith. Prayer: That the PCC would invest in the young people in the Church who will in turn support the future development of the Church. God should raise and enrich the Youth and make them successful so they could support the church with their time and resources. That the Churches will consciously plan better ways to raise money for themselves and missions. God should bless the work of Members so they can give generously to the Church. * SPECIAL FUNDRAISING.

On Sunday June 26th, a limited celebration was held at the Paradise Christian Church near Tema. Awards for long service were given to those who have up to 30yrs history of involvement with FAME. The presentations were done by Gh. Director. Mr. Nyador (Wisdom) and together with Dr. Tsegah, our newest Fame Ghana Board Member.Here are a few of those honored.

Our founding pioneers, Pastor Enoch & Dr., Mrs Lydia Nyador were first, unfortunately absent, so their son Jacob stood in.

Church Planting Coordinator Pastor Hayford Ahiabu was honored for his many years on the field and also in the central office providing wisdom and guidance to the church planters and pastors.

Pioneer field missionary Pastor Sam Dzobo together with his wife and family received deserved acknowledgement. His leadership and church planting have been amazing.

Early missionary, Pastor Ernest Nyador was honored for his work in Akplale.

The family of the first field nurse ( a male), received his award.

It got solemn when it was turn of Pastor Budu Nyarko - recently deceased. His daughter stood in. Another dear departed pioneer Pastor Christopher Agyei was cited. His son-in-law was in attendance and received the award, on the widow and the family's behalf.

Mrs. Akua Banchi Eghagha was honored too.

Pastor Edward K Boafo also took a turn to receive honor.

With family in attendance.

Board Member Abiko Bremmer poses with the family.

The Late Madam Dzobo, supported FAME immensely in the early days, especially in cooperating through her pharmacy business.

Group picture of all awardees.

Pastor Ray Mensah delivered the sermon, calling on all to strive to do more to show God that we truly love him.

FAME Gh Director Pastor W. Nyador made a passionate appeal for support- inviting cash, support in kind or physical participation in field work either evangelism or health care.

And then there were a few surprises: The day before 25 Jun was Wisdom's birthday, so a cake was presented.

He invited his wife, children and sister-in-law (whose birthday was 26June) to cut the cake with him.

Another inspiring surprise was Dr. Tsegah on the conca drums.

Communion was shared by all brothers and sisters! Offertory was collected. Also pledge sheets were distributed for responses to Pastor Wisdom's appeal for support. The service ended with a powerful prayer by one of the pastors. Enoch commented from the U.S. “Thank you Abiko for sharing the highlights with us with outstanding journalistic flair. We thank God for the opportunity to celebrate God's faithfulness to us in the past decades and to look ahead with hope into the future. What a Mighty God we serve ”

Wisdom’s final comments: I want to thank Abiko Bremer and Dr. Tsegah who graced the occasion with their presence and supported in diverse ways. Special gratitude goes to the rest of the Board members. Though you were not there physically, we know you were still supporting and praying for us. Thank you Ron Greiner (Board Chair) for granting us the permission to do this. Thanks to Pastor Dr.Enoch Nyador and wife whose passion became the seed for this mission. I pray that the next 35 years will be even more fruitful.


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