In my last letter, I mentioned my Sunday school class member, Cynthia Nkrumah. Our team leader, Pastor Ted Speer, was asked to preach the funeral at which many in Cynthia’s village of Asaamang professed their faith in Christ. Now Cynthia’s mother, a sister, and a brother have started attending my Sunday school class. This last Sunday her uncle visited our church as well. God is so faithful to work things out for the good.
Bright Is Walking Again
In September 2013, Bright Owusu was playing soccer when he broke his right leg. He was taken to the government hospital here in Kumasi, but he laid in a ward unattended for two weeks. His leg became infected and had to be amputated above the knee. I met Bright one Saturday in November 2013, and my heart immediately went out to him. I was so glad when he trusted Christ that Saturday. Bright’s family sacrificed and saved for over a year so that Bright could receive an artificial limb. After spending several weeks in therapy learning to use his new leg, Bright came to my Sunday school class for the first time last Sunday.
Ghanaian Independence Day
On March 6, Ghanaians celebrate their independence. Our church organized a community clean-up day. That morning we cleaned the gutters and ditches in the area around our church. I was very pleased with the turnout from our Sunday school class.
Last night we held commencement exercises once again for Hyles-Anderson College of West Africa. We were pleased to award 9 diplomas in pastoral studies and 1 bachelor’s degree. James Boadu, whom I have written about in previous updates, received one of the diplomas. The bachelor’s degree was received by Yawo Kpelevi, a Togolese man who pastors Jesus Saves Baptist Church in Adowsu, Eastern Region, Ghana. This brings our total number of graduates to 69; 24 of these graduates are pastoring.
• Our fourth child is due to arrive this month. Please pray for Maria and the little guy.
• Again, pray for the electricity supply here in Ghana. We’ve gone from having power 67% of the time back in October to having it less than 50% of the time now. Sometimes the power is off for 24 hours at a time. We thank God for our generator!
• Pray for Cynthia’s family and Bright to grow in the Lord.
Your servant and His,