Larry and I have been in Peki-Volta Region Ghana, Africa for just a little over 14 months. It seems like a long time when I think about how things have changed with our immediate family and with our extended family in the US.Read more
The sign just inside the gate to the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Seminary at Peki, Ghana reads, “Know who you are, where you are, and why you are here.”Read more
Lectionary Selection: Luke 23:33-43
Prayers for Ghana:
God of grace. Today we give thanks for the many natural resources which you have provided in the nation of Ghana. We seek forgiveness in the ways we have exploited the lives of humans and natural resources. We pray for the wisdom of the Ghanaian people to continue to be fruitful. As the thief who confessed his sins, may we too, confess our past sins and be open to using well the paradise of resources.Read more
The hard work has been completed and the day of new beginnings came June 29 when the Evangelical Presbyterian Theological Seminary held its graduation celebration on the Green Hills campus in Peki.Read more
Lectionary Selection: Luke 9:28-36
Prayers for Ghana:
Lord Jesus we thank you for your unconditional love, your compassion, your guidance in our daily life.
As we live and work with our brothers and sisters in Peki, Ghana we see YOU in them.
They show your unconditional LOVE by sharing their lives, food, clothing, knowledge and openness to accept people of another race and culture into their home, church, and community.
They show your COMPASSION by being patient, understanding, and willing to help in anyway they can NO matter how small it may seem.
They show Guidance by sharing their culture, history, giving direction, stories of the community, to give us a feeling of being part of them.
As we work alongside our Partner the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana in Healthcare and at the EP Seminary in Peki we pray that you continue to bless them as they continue to show your LOVE in their daily walk.Read more
The Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Church, Ghana began the Girls Empowerment Club project in 2013 with the overall goal of empowering girls to reduce gender-based violence. The project is now in six schools across three regions, and over 300 girls benefit directly from the club. To date, 18 teachers and community members have been trained as facilitators of the program. The Africa Executive of Global Ministries visited the Girls Empowerment Club programs in Ghana, and shares that there has been a tremendous increase in participation and services provided through the programs.Read more
It was a hot day. Well, let’s face it, in Ghana every day is hot. On this day, however, the electricity had gone out rending any cooling effect our fans might give - void. The house heated up as the day continued and to seek some relief, we made a move to the front porch.Read more
Dale Braxton – Alabama-Northwest Florida Region
Nadine Burton – Great River Region
LaTaunya Bynum – Northern California-Nevada Region
Penny Ross Corona – Mid-America Region
Jennifer Garbin – Canada Region
Bill Rose-Heim – Greater Kansas City Region
Marco Cable - Global Ministries Area Executive for Africa
Lorna Hernandez - Global Ministries People to People Program Coordinator
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) is the unifying body of Christians in the country. Representing 26 member churches and three Christian organizations, the Council joins together in a common purpose to work for achieving justice, unity, reconciliation, and the integrity of creation in all aspects of Ghanaian society. The Council is dedicated to work for an increased realization of social and economic rights of disadvantaged women, men and children in Ghana.
After becoming one of the first countries to ratify the Convention on the Rights of a Child adopted by the UN Assembly, Ghana is still fighting for the rights of children and young people today. In 2008, the country passed a policy to support actions reducing the occurrence of child labor and human trafficking in Ghana. The Christian Council of Ghana began the Smoked Fish microcredit project along the coast of Ghana to provide women and families with the opportunity to earn a sustainable income. Many families in this region must make the difficult decision between sending their children to school and sending their child to work. This is one way the CCG is supporting the government’s decision to end child labor. By giving parents the opportunity to earn a fair wage, they are able to send their children to school instead of taking on jobs to supplement their families’ incomes.Read more
From the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG)
Rev. Dr. Cyril G. K. Fayose, a senior clergy person of the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Church Ghana, has been appointed by the Christian Council of Ghana as the new General Secretary on this day, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Council’s Annual General Meeting held at the Rev. Kwei Dagadu Methodist Church in Osu, Accra.Read more