After many months of preparation by our staff and church members, our annual Pastors’ and Workers’ Conference was held earlier this month with the theme “Exploring Music.” Our desire is for the fundamental Baptist churches of West Africa and their members to please God with their music.
In spite of the skyrocketing fuel prices, we had more registered this year than last year. We praise God for that. We were blessed to have delegates from Liberia, Nigeria, and Togo join us, in addition to pastors and workers from all parts of Ghana. We had approximately 700 in attendance for the evening services and over 400 in the day sessions.
The Teaching and Preaching
We could not have a guest speaker from the States this year due to Ghana’s vaccine requirement for entry. For this reason, my staff and I did the teaching and preaching. Brother Sarver, Brother Osgood, and I taught on music. Then in the afternoons, we had split sessions for the ladies, the teens, and the senior pastors. We also had general sessions, taught by our American and Ghanaian staff, on soul winning, leadership, children’s ministry, church growth, helping your pastor, and song leading. Based on the attendance and the feedback I have received from the pastors who came, I believe our conference was a great success. On Thursday evening, about a dozen came forward surrendering to serve God with their lives. Many others made decisions about the music in their homes and ministries.
Please pray for Ghana’s economy. The worldwide inflation is hitting this country especially hard. The currency has devalued by more than 50% against the dollar this year. Ghana has the second-worst performing currency this year after Sri Lanka. Pray that our church people will trust God in their giving even during difficult times. Pray also for the Hall family. They will be taking a long-overdue furlough later this year. Catch up on their ministry.
Yours for souls,