Yesterday Joy and I returned from a successful trip to Accra. There she was able to get an EEG to check the condition of her epilepsy. (We are still awaiting the results. The results will determine whether we need to take our two-month furlough in 2016 or 2017.) We also picked up Ben’s passport from the U.S. Embassy. These were two huge answers to prayer that relate to our family being able to continue serving here in Ghana. Thank you very much for praying!
Few big days in my 20 years in the ministry have I enjoyed more than the big day we recently had here at Fundamental Baptist Church International here in Kumasi. September 27, 2015, was “Friend Day,” and it was a great success. This photo album, https://tinyurl.com/FriendDay2015, tells much more about this day than I am able to tell in this letter. I hope you will take a look!
On Friend Day, God blessed our family’s efforts with more than 20 adult visitors. For several years now, Maria and I have been building friendships with the sellers at the Abrepo market where we buy our fruits and vegetables. Even before Friend Day, John, Joy, a translator, and I have tried to systematically preach the Gospel to the workers there one-on-one. We gave personal invitations to the 40 or 50 workers there. At least 11 of these workers visited our church for the first time on Friend Day.
God blessed our class that day with 94 visitors. Many of these were brought by our class members: Ben brought his wife, daughter, and several neighbors. Dickson brought his wife and daughter. Lydia brought 4 visitors that she met during visitation. Bernard brought 3 visitors. Stephen brought 3 visitors from his house. Charity brought her mother, 2 sisters, and a brother. Eric had 2 visitors from his visiting. Albert, our 87-year-old member, had 2 visitors. Emmanuel Tawiah had more than 4. Yaa brought 4 family members. Felicia only started attending in August, but she had 2 visitors. And Bright, Rose Azumah, Collins, Richmond, Emmanuel Antwi, Martin, Adwoa, Twumasi, Samson, Charlotte, Michael, Rose Osei, and Georgina all had at least one visitor.
Several continue to come, but many already have a church they attend and were “just visiting” on Friend Day. However, we still want to make sure they understand the Gospel. Thus far, God has allowed me to win 10 of the 94 visitors to Christ—some before they visited and several in the weeks after. There is much work to be done! Please pray for us as we follow up on these precious souls!
Thank you for standing with us!
Michael, Maria, John, Joy, Faith, and Ben