Mrs. Helen Sapeh died at the Tamale Teaching Hospital this morning after having a stroke four days ago. She and her husband, Pastor Johnathan Sapeh, arrived at Kumdi in the Northern Region of Ghana on 23rd November 1993. In February 1994, a serious tribal conflict broke out in the whole region. They had to run into the bush for their safety because the whole town was burnt down. Even though his wife was 7 months pregnant, they stayed in the bush for over a week and drank dirty water because all the water bodies in the area had dried up. They later went to Borae in the Volta region as refugees for 3 months where Helen delivered their 5th born, Yayra, on 15th April 1994. In total, they have 7 children with three born on the mission field. They have 6 grandchildren.
With his wife as his backbone and strong support, Pastor Johnathan was able to accomplish the following even though they had to endure many difficulties and forfeit many luxuries of life:
-15 churches planted
-1,852 souls baptized
-Trained 3 church leaders (PS Kingsley Nyindam, PS Felix Nsejamesi, PS Daniel Liwamor, to the glory of God Almighty)
-Supervised the building of the FAME clinic at Kumdi which was commissioned in May 1996
Helen served and supported her husband in the ministry for a total of 27 years. May her good deeds follow her even as she receives a rousing welcome into Heaven.