Thursday, April 4
The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana (EPCG) congregation in Legon has an affinity for evangelism, having planted several churches in the Volta Region. It raises funds every year to support evangelism, but most of what is raised pays for transportation to and from remote outreach venues, because people donate their time.
The congregation recognized that having its own vehicle would cut costs, but $27,000, the price of a second-hand bus, was a lot to raise. However, the congregation did not appeal for funds from outside organizations. Though the majority of members are students who do not receive salaries, the process started with each member giving a small sum toward the purchase of the bus. Upon hearing about this initiative, some former members began dedicating their meager earnings to this project. Other bigger congregations and individuals who were touched by what the students were doing donated to the evangelism bus project. The money was raised and the bus purchased. The congregation’s first evangelistic outreach with its own bus was much more effective. A medical team accompanied the evangelism team and offered health care, making the program a holistic one. The bus is beneficial not only to the church in Legon but to other congregations and church groups, who pay a token fee to use it for their own outreach programs.
It is amazing how far-reaching God’s blessings can be once one takes the first step of offering the little one has.
—Rev. Bridget Ben-Naimah, pastor from the EPCG
Let us join in prayer for:
PC(USA) People in Mission
Rev. Joshua Heikkila, regional liaison, West Africa, World Mission
Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG): Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey, moderator, Rev. Herbert Opong, clerk of General Assembly • Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana (EPCG): Rev. Francis Amenu, moderator, Rev. Godwin Kwaku Osiakwa, synod clerk, Mrs. Lydia Adajawah, presbyter executive • Christian Council of Ghana
Presbytery Partnerships: Presbytery of Lake Michigan and Presbytery of Lake Erie, with the EPCG; Presbytery of Chicago, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, Foothills Presbytery, Presbytery of New Brunswick, Presbytery of Denver, Presbytery of Chicago, and Presbytery of Milwaukee, with the PCG
Let us pray
Dear God, help us to recognize that all the good things we own come from you. Give us the courage to share what we have received from you for the furtherance of your work. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.