We have had meetings in Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Indiana, Arizona, and South Carolina. At each of these locations, we were able to see family and to spend time with supporting churches or new churches, presenting the work that God has done in Ghana.
Spending time with our siblings and watching our children play with their cousins was enjoyable every time, but it was a special blessing that we were unexpectedly able to meet up with my sister’s family for the first time in over five years. My sister and her family are missionaries in the Philippines, and they were not originally planning on taking their furlough at the same time as we were. However, plans changed, and they got to meet my children for the first time!
I also greatly enjoyed getting to meet up with two of my friends from college who are now pastoring. I was so encouraged to see old friends staying faithful to the Lord and the ministry.
I was also encouraged to see one of the teachers at our Christian school in Ghana start a new Bible Club on one of our church’s bus routes while we are gone. This picture is of two children who visited church after attending that Bible Club.
Please do pray for us as we get ready to go back to Ghana and as we get settled back into our house and routines. We are flying out on November 14!
Fruit to Your Account
I will be honest; I have missed soul winning in Ghana. People are so receptive to the Gospel there. However, God has reminded me that there are receptive people here in America too!
I was out soul winning on a weekday morning. Most people were not home, and those who were home had not been open to talking about the Gospel.
We were getting close to the end of the street when we knocked on Jason’s door. This young man readily admitted that, no, he did not know he was going to Heaven and, yes, he did want to know.
I was able to explain to Jason how Jesus alone gets us to Heaven, not our good works, and he put his faith in Jesus. Jason was as open to the Gospel as any person I have met in Ghana, and he was easier to witness to, as well.
In Ghana, most people are well rooted in believing that they must do good deeds to get to Heaven, and we have to work to uproot those false beliefs so that they can trust Jesus alone. Jason was not strongly rooted in any belief, so it was easy for him to accept Christ. I haven’t been able to go so quickly through the Gospel with someone in years!
Yours for souls,