Looking out over what is known as ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’, hugging and holding multiple people who are HIV positive after listening to their difficult stories, watching girls who have experienced tragic abuse dance in a circle around food purchased for the ministry they now see as a safe ‘home’, seeing a building go up as the fruition of a 19 year old dream on a property purchased in 1993 for its purpose, watching a team where most barely knew one another upon departure grow close and enjoy one another by the trip’s end…
As with the many missions trips I have taken through the years, it is always an interesting few days upon returning. Sights, sounds, smells, tastes, faces and ‘moments’ pepper your mind as you go about your daily business back in the routine of life at home. So yes, since returning last Sunday with a team of 18 from Ghana, the entire week has had plenty of flashes of Ghana in my mind…it was a great trip!
I’m excited for the team to share next Sunday night (26th) their experiences and to report back to Central on the investment made in the five ministries we focused upon in Accra, Ghana. Each was impacted in a significant way through the giving and prayers of Central. We will again, be highlighting:
the digging and dedication of a well – what an incredible moment that was!
3 days of ministry at Lifelines home for abandoned / trafficked young ladies – an awesome ministry!
2 days of meeting with many HIV positive – incredible learning experience, key word we heard “stigmatized”
1 day at a Bible college in the north of Ghana – great needs / a special memory for one of our team members
the building of a tabernacle for a ministry with both national, and even continental impact for Africa
6 speaking engagements last Sunday – great for our team to experience the spiritually rich joy in the hearts of many who live in extreme financial poverty
It will be great to worship once again at Central this Sunday, but in the distance of 18 minds will no doubt be the experiences of West Africa.