Afenhyia pa (a Christmas/New Year’s greeting in Twi)! We trust that God has blessed you in many ways this year. We are excited to report the new avenues in which God is allowing us to serve the Deaf here in Ghana.
Back in September, my wife accepted a new student named Elijah into our brood. Elijah is eight years old, and like many other Deaf here in Ghana, he has never been taught sign language. We thank God that his older brother DaCoster, who works on staff at FBCI, has a huge burden for his brother, not only to learn in school but also to be saved. Because of Elijah’s gross language delay, we were in need of a teacher’s assistant. Kelvin, one of our church members, has filled that position. This has been a twofold blessing. We have been praying for our young men who have graduated to step up in maturity and leadership. Having Kelvin around gives me ample opportunity to mentor him. One of Kelvin’s greatest qualities is that he is teachable. We are taking one step at a time and searching for God’s will in starting a school. One of our greatest needs is people to help. We are thankful that where God guides, He will provide. We covet your prayers for this new endeavor.
In November, we launched a new outreach program. We are partnering with the Joshua Brown family, serving with G.E.M.S., to start a village outreach for the Deaf. His members got the word out, and in our first service, we had 14 Deaf in attendance. This has definitely been one of my greatest challenges. None of these dear people have been to school. They have a very raw language system that they use, and they understand each other. They were thrilled to have a sign-language lesson, and it was such a joy to watch them. Even their hearing family members participated. They couldn’t wait for their next lesson, inviting me to return the following week. Kelvin, Shabel, and I will return December 13 for our next meeting. We are hoping this will become a weekly outreach. Please be in prayer as we step through this door God has opened.
Thank you for your prayers. God has blessed our family with more months of souls saved, lives changed, and good health. We look forward to His continued blessings in 2019. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Your co-laborers for Christ,
The Hall Family