Lectionary Selection: Mark 1:4-11
Prayers for Ghana:
Heavenly Father, you are loving and gracious. You alone are worthy of our praises and adoration. John the Baptist baptized and preached about forgiveness of sin. Father, we ask that you forgive us of our sins. Thank you for our families, friends, health, homes, work, churches. Today we lift up Ghana and its people who love and serve you in many ways.
We especially ask for prayers for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana as it works through changes and new leadership. May its leaders always keep your word in their hearts as they move forward. We pray for the Evangelical Presbyterian Theological Seminary as it seeks new partners for development to continue your work. All around the world, there have been changes in leadership, especially in the countries closest to us, the United States and Ghana. Please continue to guide the leaders and your people. In your Holy name, we pray. Amen.Read more
The season of Advent has come. After many years of living in the southern hemisphere where Christmas is celebrated in summer and now celebrating my third Christmas in equatorial Ghana, I still find it difficult to acclimate my mind to the season while the palm trees sway and the temperature is 35 C (95 F).Read more
About a month ago we had a knock on our door. A young man introduced himself as Darkey told me he would work for money. We had been warned when we first arrived it was not advisable to give money out and to not let unknown people in the house. I told him we didn’t have work to be done and he left. A couple of nights later he returned and said that he was hungry and didn’t have any food or money. I felt badly so I gave him some food and he went on his way.Read more
The Right Reverend Doctor Seth Senyo Agidi, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Ghana (EPCG), died on Saturday, October 10, at the age of 65. Dr. Agidi was also the founder and president of the Shepherd Centre of the Aged. At the time of his passing, he served as the Chair of the Christian Council of Ghana. A graduate of Trinity Theological College at The University of Ghana and Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO, Dr. Agidi served as district pastor at Peki in the Volta Region and Second Takoradi in the Western Region. He is most noted for increasing the church’s membership and expanding the EPCG to the Ivory Coast. He also served as principal of the E.P. Theological Seminary-Peki, and on the boards of the E.P. University Council and E.P. Theological Seminary. In 2015, Dr. Agidi was inducted as the moderator of the EPCG at the Dela Cathedral in Ho, Ghana. He was scheduled to conclude his ministry as moderator in December.Read more
El da esfuerzo al cansado, y multiplica las fuerzas al que no tiene ningunas. Isaías 40:29
Cuando entré en la Clínica Dzake, fui recibido por pacientes que esperaban a ser atendidos. Me senté en la mesa de triaje y registré a mi siguiente paciente. Era un hermoso niño de 12 meses llamado Sansón. Su abuela lo trajo porque había estado vomitando y no podía comer.Read more
Lectionary Selection: Exodus 17:1-7
Prayers for Ghana:
As we offer our gifts to you, O God, remind us that they are but gifts you have provided to us for our daily needs. Often we grumble, particularly in this time of Covid-19 that has brought us to a wilderness full of questions and concerns. Yet, you remain among us, faithful and plentiful.
We remember those who heard your call to leave homes and comfort behind to journey to a land we now call Ghana. There they encountered hardships but in the Peki Valley, you led them to water. Here your Word flourished as living water to those who came seeking and asking to quench their thirst.
As we return our gifts, with thanksgiving, we also offer our prayers of thanks for those who continue to prepare new generations for ministry. May they bring the Word of living waters to the cities and villages of Ghana. AmenRead more
The gathering may have been smaller and the celebration more subdued but the joy of God’s presence and the excitement of accomplishment and new beginnings still permeated the air as the Evangelical Presbyterian Theological Seminary gathered for its annual service of consecration on August 15th.Read more
In mid-March Debbie and I returned from a trip to Accra to renew our work and residency permits.Read more
The second semester of the 2019-20 school year began in January as scheduled.Read more
God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29
As I walked into the Dzake Clinic, I was greeted by patients waiting to be seen. I took my seat at the triage table and checked in my next patient. He was a beautiful 12-month-old named Samson. His grandmother brought him in because he had been vomiting and was not able to eat.Read more