It has been my privilege to help administrate Hyles-Anderson College of West Africa since our arrival on the field in September 2008. Earlier this month, we held a graduation service during which we awarded our 110th diploma to our 80th graduate. (Some graduates have received more than one certificate.) Twenty of these graduates are pastoring. God has blessed us with graduates not only from Ghana but also from Nigeria, Liberia, Togo, Sudan, and now from Equatorial Guinea. Please allow me to introduce you to our five most recent graduates. From left to right in the picture, they are as follows:
Pastor Abraham Subui received his bachelor’s degree. He pastors the Salvation Baptist Church in Nkwanta, Bono East Region. He has been a part of our college since 2011. He testifies that the training he has received here has invigorated his ministry.
Bismark Oduro Mensah
Brother Bismark was a street preacher preaching works salvation when our graduate, Pastor Rexford Aning, met him. He trusted Christ, started attending Pastor Rexford’s church, and enrolled in our college. Brother Bismark received his associate’s diploma and is a great help to his church. He desires to continue his education and receive his bachelor’s degree from us one day.
José Luís Epitie Makome
Brother José is from the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, Equatorial Guinea. He was reached by Missionary Manual Diaz, who was sent out by Brother Alex Ramirez’s church in Mexico. José Luís has been leading our bus route to Bronikrom and serving in our church office. For now, he has gone back to his home country, but his desire is to return to Ghana in order to continue his training.
Brother Dominic was reached by our graduate, Pastor Solomon Lamptey. During our graduation service, Brother Dominic received an associate’s diploma of pastoral studies. For our modular week every month, he would travel the five or six hours from Accra. While enrolled in our Bible college, he started the Berean Baptist Church of Kasoa-Ofaakorin in the Central Region.
Like Pastor Dominic, Brother Isaac traveled to our college from Accra for one week of training each month. Earlier this month, he received his bachelor’s degree in pastoral studies. Right now, he serves his church as a Sunday school teacher, Bible Club leader, and a soul winner. He plans to continue with the Bible Club and to begin an adult service at Joma in Accra.
Please pray with us that God would bless these men and their ministries greatly.
Your servants and His,
Mike, Maria, John, Joy, Faith, and Ben Sarver