Update from Northern Ghana

Praise God that the EMI team was ready and able to present our project design for the first phase of the orphanage last night! We had great response and appreciation from the Nazareth Home for God’s Children board members, as well as Sister Stan. They especially appreciated our presence in Northern Ghana and said they would never forget our sacrifices to be here. Thanks to all of you for your prayer and financial partnership, making it possible for me to serve with EMI teams in places like Ghana!

This past Saturday the team had opportunity to visit more children in need at a village near the Togo border referred to as Witch’s Camp because of their witchcraft practices. We met with the chief and presented soccer balls to him for the children to play with. The children immediately started playing soccer, and it was a privilege to bring some hope and smiles to them. Before we left, we shared bread and candy with the children. Sister Stan hopes to rescue some of the orphaned and outcast children from this village when the children’s home opens.

We were reminded that God has set eternity in the hearts of these people, as they strive to offer animal sacrifices and call on demonic powers. May God use our work and short time here to give believers many more opportunities to share the love and truth of Jesus, enabling it to go forth and change lives, even the whole community. Please join me in praying for these people and the many others here in Northern Ghana who do not know Jesus’ love personally.

As the team prepares for their return home, today we are on the road north toward Burkina Faso to see some crocodiles. Please pray for the team’s health these next few days while we travel the length of Ghana from north to south, as many have struggled with upset stomach. We leave Sang early in the morning tomorrow for a long drive to Accra, from where the team will depart on Wednesday night. I will spend a few additional days around Accra before journeying on to Nigeria. Pray that God directs my footsteps and interactions throughout my remaining time in West Africa.

Thank you for your faithful prayers and support! God is working mightily in and through this team you have helped send!

May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!
Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright.

– Psalm 20:5-8

1 Comment on Update from Northern Ghana

  1. John,

    I just happened across this blog while doing some research for Sister Stan…good to hear from you (even though I was actually with you when you wrote this, so it’s really “old news”)!

    Keep safe in Nigeria, I’m praying that you successfully accomplish the tasks set out for you there!

    Peace and Blessings, julia

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