On a different family note, AnnaBeth started kindergarten in January, which is the start of the school year here. She told me, “I don’t like school when I have to write 1-100, but I like school when I don’t have to write 1-100.” It looks like math won’t be her best subject, so I guess she takes after her father!
I made a video about our ministry for our furlough, and I have made it available to view online now. If you have not already seen it, I believe you will enjoy it. Please use this link: https://youtu.be/7xrN-ORD9CE.
After coming back to Ghana, I went to a Bible Club that had been started by a bus captain and my Bible Club team, and I had so much fun simply watching and helping with soul winning. People whom I have helped to train in doing Bible Clubs have operated Bible Clubs without me before, but this was the first time I got to see it happen!
Since then, we have started a Bible Club on a different bus route, and what is most exciting to me is that we have some new children from our church who are now helping. I have a new translator for when I do Bible lessons or missionary stories. My previous translators are now soul winners or bus-route workers. We have two new soul winners who got training at our school.
Please also pray for our school, as we have started a new academic year. We have new students and young students who have not yet understood the Gospel. We have some students who understand what we teach, but they have not accepted that their works have no part in their salvation. Please pray that many of our students will trust in Jesus this year.
Fruit to Your Account
When I invite children to come to a Bible Club, I typically use Twi. I can get my point across as I invite and give the necessary information, but I frequently get in over my head when someone thinks I must be fluent in Twi and opens the floodgates! Twi comes pouring out of the person’s mouth, and I am left in hopeless bewilderment. I don’t know how many times I have thought, “I wish I knew Twi better.” That is why it was such a refreshing change to have some children come to Bible Club because of my English!
I was inviting a boy and his twin sisters, when the mother informed me that they had just moved into the area and that her children did not speak Twi. Since the lesson would be in Twi and would not be translated, she did not see any point to her children going to Bible Club. I told her that while the other children were getting their lesson in Twi, I would give her children a lesson in English. She allowed the children to come. Of course, my lesson was the Gospel!
All three of the children are now coming to church on a bus route, and I believe they have all put their faith in Jesus. I also got to visit with the mother, Grace, and lead her to Christ. She is a midwife, so she often works on Sundays; but please pray that we can help her to grow in Christ.
Yours for souls,