Time in America
We were recently able to spend some time in America (March 3 – April 27). During those 8 weeks, I was able to preach over 20 times. What a blessing it was! It was a special blessing to have the opportunity to preach at Hyles-Anderson College’s Great Commission Days and at the First Baptist Church of Hammond Missions Conference. We were overwhelmed by the love and generosity that the people of FBC showered on us. We feel unworthy of the sacrifice that so many make on our behalf, allowing us to serve the Lord here in Ghana.
While we were in Minnesota, Lindsey had some tests run at the Mayo Clinic. Since her bout with sepsis two years ago, she has had some health struggles. We praise the Lord for all the good reports we received! Her healing has been a slow and steady process. Please continue to pray for her to have good health. I am so thankful for my wife’s willingness to serve the Lord here through all the health difficulties she has faced.
While I was preaching at a missions conference in Florida for one of our supporting churches, the church decided to give $10,000 for the construction of a church building for the church I pastor in the village of Barekuma! PRAISE THE LORD! We are excitedly moving forward with clearing the land and working on a building plan. I am so thankful for all those who gave so that we can build our church building. God is so good!
May 6-8 we conducted a Vacation Bible School for our church kids and as an outreach to the kids in our community. We had over 500 in attendance each day. We divided the kids up into 19 classes and taught them lessons on salvation, and 66 children trusted Christ as their Saviour!
Two weeks ago a group of our church soul winners were invited to the palace of the Bohyen chief. (The Bohyen chief is the local land chief over the area where our church is located.) We were able to witness to the chief and six of his family members. I had the privilege of preaching the Gospel to the chief personally for over one hour. I am convinced he understands clearly how to be saved; however, he said he was not yet ready to make that decision. The majority of chiefs here perform many idolatrous practices as part of their job. His salvation would be a great victory for God’s kingdom! Please pray for his salvation. His name is Nana Antwi Bosiako.
Charles, Lindsey, and Josiah Osgood