Pray for the Church in Ghana

 
 

The information in this post comes from Steve Sherman, GMI missionary who has been serving in Tanzania for many years with his wife, Barb.

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In October Mike Caraway, another GMI missionary, and I had an exciting trip to Ghana, West Africa. We were asked to conduct a second survey trip by the GMI board (Joseph Asong, a GMI missionary in Malawi, having made the first trip a year ago). It was fascinating to visit a group of 13 Grace churches that got started through a correspondence ministry 35 years ago. Working on their own with only books to guide them they have developed into a strong indigenous church with proactive plans for evangelism, church planting, and leadership training.

The reason that I am writing this email is to ask you to pray as both they and Grace Ministries International (GMI) consider partnering together to plant churches in other parts of Ghana and more importantly to reach the surrounding countries of West Africa.

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We traveled many hours and were able to visit 12 of their 13 churches.

 

      

In each church we were able to preach and encourage them to continue to reach out. We also were given time to explain who GMI is and how GMI would like to partner in the gospel. They had a lot of questions which we took the time to answer.

      

They had been operating in isolation and were encouraged to learn about the Grace churches in 11 other African countries.

      

On the last day we met with 12 of their 14 leaders to dream about future possibilities. I also got a chance to preach on a radio station that covers half of the country.

Since returning I have been asked to participate on a task force with GMI board members as we seek the way forward in working together with the Grace Churches of Ghana. Please be in prayer that God guides both sides as they decide whether or not to have a partnering relationship and what form that relationship should take.

Thank you again for your prayers and support!

Steve and Barb Sherman

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