“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11 NIV)
What a love? Easter is sometimes a period that we can easily forget the kind of sacrifice that was made on our behalf by the good shepherd who told us in the Gospel of John what the good shepherd does. It was for this reason that Christ died for the world that we may have eternal life and privilege of being called the children of God.
Bridges for Neighbors TOT Training
We were able to start our targeted Bridges trainings specifically, for the areas that need the bridges for neighbors training. Five young men took part in the three days training and all of them gave their intentions of not just training others but to identify some neighbors they have come across but never took notice that they could share some Bible stories with them to help them say yes to Jesus.
Chief Warrior Turning into a follower of Christ
The “Chief warrior of the Sadugu community the “Sadugu Kabonnaa” (Chief Warrior) whom we spoke with you about last month, has since surrendered everything to Jesus the Messiah.” He is the one in the middle of the picture below.
Samson led the delegation of the Ghana International Baptist convention to a Church consultation held in Yendi for the Eastern Dagomba area. This afforded Samson an opportunity to see the need for more strategic bridges for neighbors’ training, in order to affect those areas which are occupied by our neighbors and are yet unevangelized.
Samson was one of the facilitators for the 2017 Tamale Missions Summit organized by a Para church organization to target indigenes leaders to reach out to their own people and beyond with the Gospel. Samson spoke on the topics “The concept of Orality on the harvest” and “Culture, Tradition and the Harvest”. Strategies from all the various bridges concepts were shared and that has opened opportunities for other Pastors and Church leaders that were present to begin talking on how we could collaborate so that their churches can be better equipped for the task of sharing their faith in very simple ways.
Remember to lift up these prayer needs before the Lord. Pray for:
- Missions efforts around the globe especially, among our neighbors.
- The youth who are getting interested in missions that the Lord will continue to be their source of strength to keep them going.
- God’s guidance as we continue with efforts to identify grass root people who are ready to catch the vision of U4A.
Yours in His Vineyard
Country Director, Ghana