This month we celebrated our one-year anniversary with two big Sundays in a row. The 11th of August was Mother’s Day Sunday, with over 40 mothers in the morning service. We broke the attendance record in our English classes with 97 students, and then we had 152 people in the two morning services. During the services we honored all of the mothers and gave each one a beautiful umbrella. We had a lot of fun, beginning with the oldest mother and working down to the youngest, letting each one choose the umbrella that they liked the Continue reading
I preached a message recently in our church here in Kumasi in which I challenged our people concerning the vision I have for our ministry here. I asked them to do three things in order to make the vision a reality:
- Pray – I challenged them to pray with me for our vision.
- Grow – I challenged them to grow spiritually, so that we could be mature enough to handle the vision.
- Invest – I challenged them to fully invest themselves in the church so that our vision could become a reality. Continue reading
The mission statement of our team is “Accelerating the Great Commission through focused discipleship and church multiplication.” In July 2011 our church sent out George Menyon and four other families to start a church in Monrovia, Liberia. These men and their wives were all trained at Hyles-Anderson College of West Africa and Fundamental Baptist Church International. This month’s Team Ghana update is actually about the work we have had a part in starting in Liberia and is written by Pastor George Menyon. Continue reading
This update was published in June on indophilteam.com, asking us to be in prayer for little Luke Lawrenson. Since this was first published, Luke’s surgery has taken place and, praise the Lord, he is progressing well. Please be encouraged to continue praying for Luke Lawrenson’s recovery as well as to pray for the entire Continue reading
Our second church plant was actually supposed to be our first. From almost the third month of being in Peru, we had our eyes on the mountain—even though the Peruvians only think it’s a hill—the village of San Genaro. It’s not too far from where our main church is, but just going up the hill is like entering a different world. We have a Continue reading
Last month Khun Pong, Khun Da, and their son Jack moved from Nawong to join our team in Hua Hin. Khun Pong first learned about our church in Nawong when he found one of our church tracts lying in the gutter. Now they are both working as staff here and are thrilled to be a part of our new church. Recently Khun Da has been a special blessing. In the past she has been too afraid to go soul winning, but since arriving in Hua Hin, she has started going with Mrs. Carmen Shook each week. This week Khun Da had two adult first-time visitors in church, and they both got saved and baptized. Please pray for Continue reading
We asked team member Lawrence Williams to write this month’s update to give you an insight into his work here in Ghana.
Villages: I have such wonderful memories of preaching in so many villages. Words cannot explain the excitement that builds up after spending an hour inviting people to an open-air service, then waiting to see if anyone will come. Then as is always the case, about 20 children arrive first, only to be followed by anywhere between 50-350 people Continue reading
I love serving the Lord, and I love meeting other brothers and sisters in Christ that are like-minded in the ministry. This month after taking my mother-in-law to the airport in Cebu to return home after a month visit here in Dumaguete, I took a trip to Silay to visit with Missionary Nathan Goodpaster and to preached for their Wednesday evening service. The next day I drove to Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, and preached the closing message for a Family Camp at Berean Bible Baptist Church. I had a wonderful time of fellowship with pastors and people at both places. Continue reading
A huge thank you to all of you who donated funds to help Pastor Kampai and the Bible college in Laos. Within two days of sending out our last letter, the entire $5,000 had been promised and was on its way to Thailand. That amount has now been forwarded to Pastor Kampai, and an additional $2,000 has also been promised. A special thank you to the FBMI China Team for donating the lion’s share toward this project. Any additional funds coming in will be sent directly to Pastor Kampai. Please continue to pray for him and his ministry as they draw up plans and begin their building project. Continue reading