Ghana Mission Trip Report 1998

Ghana mission trip 1998

(Faith & Victory : October 1998)

I want to give a heartfelt thank-you to each one who carried a burden for me and the work in Africa while I was gone to Ghana and Malawi this last month. It was your prayers and support -ultimately God-that made the trip not only possible, but spiritually profitable as well.

I spent two weeks in Akumadan, Ghana. Most of the people speak their native language of Twi (Chwee). This is where Sis. Dorothy Keizer labored for three years. After Sis. Dorothy passed away, the work suffered greatly. In the last two years there has been an effort on the part of a few native brethren to revive the work. They are beginning to reach out with the Word, and God is blessing their labors.

Much of my time was spent having Bible study with them, in teaching basic Bible doctrine, and answering questions which they had. They are very hungry and receptive to the truth. There is a great need for much teaching. We need to pray that God will continue to open up their spiritual understanding to the Word of God.

One evening we had an outreach service, with 200-300 townspeople there to hear the Word. There were a few souls saved that night. Following one Sunday morning service we went to the river and baptized 23 individuals.

God blessed in the visit, and it was an encouragement and spiritual blessing to the congregation there. They desire greatly, and are praying, that God will send someone to live with them for an extended period of time to help them become established in the truth. Let us continue to pray that God will bless them temporally and, most of all, spiritually.

The work is great, not only in Ghana, but the world over. May God help us each one to carry the burden and fill the place in the body that He would have us to fill. “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:38.

I thank you all once again for your prayers. They were not in vain. I personally received many spiritual blessings on the trip.

With much love and appreciation,

-Bro. Michael Smith

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