“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love has predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will”. (Ephesians 1:3-5 NIV)
The Lord has been gracious to us that we are counted worthy in Christ not by virtue of who we are or what we have been able to do but what He has done for us in Christ right before creation. It is our prayer that many more will come to the realization of who they are in Christ Jesus in accordance with the pleasure and will of God.
Samson led the Ghana International Baptist Convention to partner with the Church community in the Gushegu area for as outreach program in the Manchugu community near Gushegu in the Northern region of Ghana. The program became necessary as a result of the passing away of the only Christian in the community. By the end of the program 6 persons gave their lives to Christ and we trust the Lord that this will mark the beginning of the establishment of a Church in that community.
The Ghana U4A team members played active role in a city wide crusade in Tamale which exposed over 100,000 people to the Gospel of Jesus Christ which was held by the Christ for All Nations in partnership with the Christian community in Tamale. Several hundreds of people gave their lives to Christ.
Fulfilment of commitment
Just before the 3rd quarter of 2016 a bridges training was carried out in Zabzugu and a number of people made a commitment to go and also train at least 10 other persons. A prayer was said for them and by the end of the 4th quarter of 2016 five (5) new churches were started by some of the persons who made this commitment. One of them had this to say “we decided to go a try what you shared with us in the Bible Story telling training in a community which had no Church and to the glory of God that led to the establishment of a Church in that community”.
We are looking forward to wonderful testimonies from the beneficiaries of the goats project as we anticipate multiplication (delivery of kids) soon.
Please pray with us that:
- The unity that was experienced by the body of Christ in Tamale during the crusade will be sustained.
- The Lord will strengthen the new converts of the crusade and also cause the churches to do a thorough follow up on the new converts.
- This year’s plan to scale up Bridges training will see us meeting our target.
Yours in His Vineyard,