“Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
It is easier to focus more on the elderly and forget that the very best time to reach out to the next generation and get things molded rightly is at their formative age. We can begin to ask the Holy Spirit to help us reach out to the young ones at the right time with the right message and to rekindle that which the Lord Himself has deposited in them concerning their love and desire for Him.
TIME WITH CHILDREN
Over 300 children were gathered and assisted with different activities geared towards helping point them to the Lord and His scriptures. It was amazing seeing children recite Bible verses and used them in singing. Sporting activities linked to practical lessons from scripture were added to spice up the experience of the children who gathered for the program. The older persons who were present got challenged to take steps to make time for God’s word.
SEED OF HOPE BROADCAST
The grace of God has been so great and amazing such that we are thrilled about what He is doing through the Seed Hope Broadcast. Some of the testimonies have given credence to the fact that the Lord is at work all the time and does what He wants in His own way beyond human understanding. A listener called into the weekly broadcast and said “I want to encourage you to continue the good work you are doing, in fact we are learning so many truths through this broadcast. I am a Muslim but I have been following keenly and I am not bothered by what people say because you are speaking the truth. Continue, those who will listen will do so. God bless you”. Sometimes others will call in and mention their location and the only conclusion that can be made is that if not for the Lord, who would have thought that the broadcast can reach that particular community.
The lose of a parent can be devastating and it is more devastating when both parents pass on at almost the same time and at an age that the child has very little understanding of what is happening around his/her environment. These are the stories U4A staff encounter as they move through communities and that is what makes the hope the goat project offers to be more meaningful and impactful to beneficiaries.
Alhassan Abukari is a 12 years boy who became an orphan and in addition to being an orphan he became seriously sick and that affected his speech and his ability to do many things other children of his age can do. However, he loves animals and caring for them. He was so excited that he was receiving a goat from U4A and its partners. His uncle who is now taking care of him was so thankful for the love that was extended to Alhassan Abukari and was very optimistic that it will greatly impact the life of the boy and open him up for a brighter future.
BECOME AN EFFECTIVE WITNESS OF CHRIST FOR YOUR “NEIGHBORS” CONFERENCE
It is a sad reality that most Christians are ignorant about the beliefs of other faiths and that has negatively affected how they engage them for the purposes of evangelism or effectively sharing Christ with them. Samson participated in a conference that brought Church leaders and Pastors together to equip them with knowledge of Islam and how use that knowledge to effectively relate with those who practice it and to effectively share the good news of Christ with them.
- Thank God for the weekly Radio Broadcast and pray that it will continue to impact lives for Christ across the regions of Ghana.
- Pray for safe travel for Samson as he travels to the USA for The Timothy Initiative global partners weekend conference.
- Pray for the new training ‘Cycle of Church Planters and Disciple Makers’ and the launch of new work in Ghana.
- Pray for the various regions of Ghana affected with spillage of water from some major dams.
Yours in His Vineyard
Samson Abukari – Country Director, Ghana