Ghana Update – July 2012
Sankpem Water Project.
In June newsletter updates, we reported on a water project U4A Ghana was supporting a partner church, thus Shalom Baptist Church at Tarikpaa to implement. Along the line we ran out of funds to complete the project. I made a prayer request to you and you really prayed. Now we have had some funds to complete the project.
The continuation of work has begun from where we stopped and moving steadily. Below are the pictures of the progress of work on the water project.
The rains have started pouring down seriously after a period of dryness which really affected and delayed crop farming. Most church planters are peasant farmers and are busy with their farms. It has also been extra difficult reaching out to them on phone, but I hope they are doing well. For the past four days I have constantly been on phone to reach out to hubs especially the Langbinsi and Nakpandure hubs where there has been a communal violence in the past weeks, but could not reach them. I trust God however, that they are doing well as you continue to pray for them.
The rains may also affect and cause a stop to the water project if the paths to the village get flooded and vehicles cannot move. It is for this reason that all our energies are directed towards finishing this project before anything happens.
As we gradually move towards the completion of this water project, there is a great sigh of relief. The devil has fought hard against this project; Muslims have gone ahead to that community biting into the ears of chiefs and other community leaders to kick against Christianity, telling them we are using the water project as a bait to induce them to accept Christianity. But in all of this, God has shown himself so strong, His mercy has abounded, His leading has been outstanding.
We ask you to continue to pray for northern Ghana, it is indeed deprived spiritually, socially and economically. It needs sacrificial and never giving up partners like you and I to salvage them from this socio-economic and spiritual dungeons.
1.Pray for means of transport U4A Ghana
2.More partners for financial breakthrough
3.Good health for U4A Leaders and their families
4.For missionaries from Texas USA coming to northern Ghana this July.
5.Speedy recovery for Rev. Silas Sulemana
(U4A Director, Ghana, West Africa.)