We had a wonderful weekend celebrating what the Lord is doing in Ghana, West Africa, as well as ministering at nursing homes.
Thanks to all those that came out for the missions party our parents hosted for Peter, Priscilla, and their sweet friend Abby. It was a great turnout, and we felt blessed to be in the company of so many folks who love the Lord and His Word. We counted up 8 pastors in our midst, and we appreciate their support! Also, it was such a joy to have Abby and her family up from Florida, as well as her special grandparents.
Here are a couple of comments Peter and Priscilla would like to share about Ghana.
The zeal that so many of the national pastors and church members share for spreading the gospel stood out to me. Their spirited singing of hymns, attentiveness to the preaching, and sense of urgency for telling others about Jesus Christ inspired me to strive for more zeal in my own life while here in America. I also enjoyed seeing the land where they plan to build a new church. As they took us to the top of a hill, we were able to look out across the growing city in northern Ghana. At the top, they pointed to the rock which will serve as the sanctuary’s foundation. How symbolic, as the church is founded on the Rock of Jesus Christ and is set on a hill!
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” — Matthew 5:14
In the words of the nationals, “God is good–all the time. All the time–God is good!”
Our missions trip to Ghana this year was amazing! I loved working with the children and teaching children’s church and Bible clubs. They are so precious! It was such a joy to see children and adults accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, even those who were Muslims or Catholics. I loved going on the village visitations and telling people about Jesus. Even though I was sometimes nervous about what to say, God helped me and gave me the words to say. A verse that really ministered to me during this trip was Isaiah 55:11, which says that God’s Word “shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” I was really excited to share Jesus with others, and even if they did not accept Him right then, I was sharing God’s Word, and I knew it would not return void. Many seeds were planted, many people came to Jesus, and I’m excited to see what God continues to do in the wonderful country of Ghana!
On Sunday morning we took a trip in the mountains and ministered to our favorite 100-year-old! After we sang a few hymns, Papa shared the Word of God. We made it back down to the Greenville Place in time for our evening service there. It was a great weekend!