Greetings from Kumasi! I wanted to use this month’s update as an opportunity to inform you about several staff changes on our missions team here in Ghana.
The Lawrence Williams Family:
This dear family has served faithfully for almost six years here in Ghana. Most of that time I have had the privilege of being their pastor. The will of God is leading them back to America. This is an extremely emotional time for me because I love them very much, and I will miss them greatly. Bro. Williams has been a huge encouragement to me personally. Furthermore, both Lawrence and Tammy have been model team members. Bro. Lawrence served as a very productive evangelism pastor, reaching many for Christ, and Tammy is a skilled teacher who taught many of our Ghanaian children to read.
I have known Brother Dave for many years; we served together in the Chapel Ministry back at the First Baptist Church of Hammond. Last year Brother Dave came to serve as my personal assistant and to help our team for several months on a temporary basis. However, he has been such a great help to the ministry that we both agreed he should join our team long-term.
The Rocky Hall Family:
The Hall family is on deputation to come and join us as missionaries to the deaf here in West Africa. In February Brother Hall made his survey trip to Ghana. At that time my eyes were opened to both the great need for this aspect of the ministry and also to the fact that Brother Hall has the vision and the heart to have great influence with the deaf here in Ghana.
Micah and Abbie Christiansen:
Micah is the son of Scott and Debbie Christiansen who serve on FBMI’s Indo-Philippine Team. Micah graduated with his master’s last May, and Micah and Abbie were married in August of last year. Soon this couple will start deputation to join our team. Given Micah’s great heart for reaching children, his talents will be a marvelous fit to our ministry here. Just last week over 500 children attended our church’s Vacation Bible School. Micah will be a blessing to our growing Christian school and to our children’s Sunday school department.
Please pray for the Halls and the Christiansens as they endeavor to come and serve the Lord here in Ghana. Also, we appreciate your continued prayers for my family, the Carters, the Osgoods, Brother Sarabia, and the Sarvers as we carry on the work here in West Africa. Please take a moment to read the Carter family’s April prayer letter. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about any of these changes.
Yours for souls,