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“The bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.” Exod. 3:2

Saturday, April 26

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Ghana

Some members of the Young Adults Fellowship, wearing the group’s cloth on a Sunday morning

 

Some members of the Young Adults Fellowship, wearing the group’s cloth on a Sunday morning

 

One area in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) where you find a lot of energy and excitement is within the Young Adults Fellowship(YAF). The fellowship was formed about eight years ago to increase opportunities for community and service among church members aged 30 to 45. Today, practically every PCG congregation has a YAF chapter.

Previously, there was no good place for young adults in the church. They didn’t fit in among the youth, and they didn’t yet feel at home in the Men’s and Women’s Fellowships, whose members tend to be over 50. The creation of YAF has helped to keep young adults present and active in the church.

At Sunday worship in a PCG congregation, one can easily spot YAF members by their distinctive shirts and dresses. During meetings, they open with a particular call and response: “YAF,” the speaker will declare; “fellowship in Christ,” the members respond.

Throughout the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, YAF members are stepping up to become important leaders. They are spearheading evangelism projects to take the gospel to unreached sections of Ghana. They are the driving force behind many social service programs, especially in urban areas. YAF has been key in bringing out the gifts and strengths of young adults in the church.

Rev. Joshua Heikkila, PC(USA) regional liaison for West Africa, with help from YAF members Emmanuel Ankamah and Gertrude Osei-Owusu

Let us join in prayer for:

PC(USA) People in Mission

Rev. Joshua Heikkila, regional liaison for West Africa, Presbyterian World Mission • Akrofi-Christaler Institute of Theology, Mission, and Culture: Dr. Ingrid Reneau, research fellow

Partners/Ministries

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

Presbyteries of Chicago , Denver, Foothills, Milwaukee, and New Brunswick, with the PCG; Presbyteries of Lake Erie and Lake Michigan, with the EPCG

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Teresa Grant, PMA
Denise M. Gray, PMA
Michael Gray, BOP

Let us pray

We are grateful, Lord God, for the ways in which the YAF is contributing to the vitality of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. We ask that you continue to bless them and uphold them in their fellowship and ministry. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 92; 149
First Reading Exodus 13:17-14:4
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10
Gospel Reading Mark 12:18-27
Evening Psalms 23; 114

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