January 08, 2012

Ghana 2012

The mission this year is the same as it has been for the last eight years:
Share the love of Jesus with the Dagomba tribe of Ghana, West Africa.

We show that love in many different ways, but mostly just through building relationships and Bible storytelling in mud hut villages among a predominantly Muslim people group.  Along the way we help feed hungry orphans and widows, provide training and support for the church pre-school, rock and hold infant orphans at a local orphanage, provide funds for poverty-stricken children to attend school, pray over sick children and adults, and raise our hearts and hands in worship with our African brothers and sisters.

Here is more information about the mission if you're interested:

Read more about the Dagomba tribe, an unreached people group, here.

Get more information about the trip here.

Previous mission blogs:  2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

January 05, 2012

It is the Lord Christ you are Serving

Eunice is one of the young ladies who lives in Tarikpaa.  Her father is a long-time deacon at Shalom Baptist Church. Eunice is a dedicated Christian and part of the IHH/Shalom Ghana Mission Team each summer.  She is one of the students who is sponsored by IHH.  For the past couple of years, she has been attending Poly-Technic school in an effort to get her certificate in catering.  Her dream is to one day manage or own a catering business. 

For the New Year's Day Celebration in Kushibo village, Eunice delighted in using her new skills in preparing food for the people in attendance.

We thank God for Eunice's gift of cooking and especially for her gift of serving others.  She is a wonderful example to all of us.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,  since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 
 Col 3:23,24

January 03, 2012

Can Short-Term Teams Foster Long-Term Church-Planting Movements?

For the past several years, our team has engaged in supporting a local village church in church planting efforts.  We do this by going into the unreached village with the Gospel.  Sometimes that means holding nightly crusades, or hut-to-hut evangelism, or both.  Once we leave the field, the local church (Shalom Baptist), follows up with strong efforts to disciple the new converts and get a church started.

If you've ever wondered whether a short-term mission team can have an impact on church planting movements in the mission field, read this article from Mission Frontiers magazine.