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First Baptist Church

Serving In Ghana
July 15, 2019

We Have Arrived!

by Brady New | July 15, 2019 10:34 AM

We've arrived in Accra, Ghana. Our flight was delayed, but the Lord got us here! We are in the Ghana Baptist Convention van traveling to Frankadua to get settled into the school. Prayer requests tonight are that we can get settled in and rested up! Thanks for your support and prayers! 

We Have Arrived!

Settling In!

by Brady New | July 15, 2019 3:34 PM

Getting settled in at the Baptist Vocational Training Center in Frankadua! 
Settling In!

Kids Ministry in Juapong!

by Brady New | July 16, 2019 11:39 AM

We took advantage of a slow morning to get rested from a long day of travel. After lunch, we went to Juapong for kid's ministry. Continue praying that God will work through us and in us and continue to give us energy for His glory. 

Kids Ministry in Juapong!

Wednesday Morning Chapel!

by Brady New | July 17, 2019 8:28 AM

We started the morning with Wednesday chapel at the school! The students shared a worship song with us, and we shared a song with them. Then, Karissa did a devotion on Acts 7. Now, after chapel, the guys are doing construction on the new church site while the girls are sharing games with the students! 

Wednesday Morning Chapel!

Learning from the Locals!

by Brady New | July 17, 2019 4:30 PM

The students taught our girls how to make bread and the guys went to "weed" the new church site meaning that they cleared out the tall weeds, so that the foundation can be laid. Thanks for your prayers. You can pray for a restful night as we are going on the excursion tomorrow with the students. We are going on a long drive and a short hike to see a waterfall! 

Learning from the Locals!

Preparing for the Foundation!

by Brady New | July 17, 2019 4:33 PM

Here is a picture of the guys working alongside some of the locals to weed the church site in preparation for the foundation to be laid. 

Preparing for the Foundation!

Hiking to the Falls!

by Brady New | July 18, 2019 8:23 AM

Good morning! We enjoyed a 3 hour drive to the Wli Waterfalls. We had a safe journey, and we are now about to start the hike to the falls! 
Hiking to the Falls!

Taking in the Beauty of Creation!

by Brady New | July 18, 2019 4:21 PM

Today was a dream come true as we hiked to the tallest waterfall in west Africa with the students and church members. The drive and the hike were definitely worth it! Pray for more rest tonight as we have another big day tomorrow.

Taking in the Beauty of Creation!

Morning Ministry in Mpakadan!

by Brady New | July 19, 2019 9:22 AM

We spent the morning in Mpakadan doing kids ministry! We played games, sang songs, and did a lesson on David and Goliath. We have the afternoon off for rest, and Jeff is preaching at church tonight! 

Morning Ministry in Mpakadan!

Friday Evening Church!

by Brady New | July 19, 2019 5:21 PM

We had church in the dark tonight, so I was unable to get any pictures of the team in church. I was only able to get Jeff, the preacher for tonight's sermon, because he had the light of a couple cell phones on him. We have a very busy weekend, so pray for rest tonight! 

Friday Evening Church!

Saturday Seminar on Self-Worth!

by Brady New | July 20, 2019 8:31 AM

This morning we had the privilege of leading a seminar for the students at the school. We worshipped, talked about our worth as a child of God, and did the name on paper activity where everyone writes about one another to build each other up. 
Saturday Seminar on Self-Worth!

Coconut Break!

by Brady New | July 20, 2019 5:18 PM

This afternoon, Pastor Emmanuel bought the whole team coconuts, and we all partook! The coconuts gave us energy to do door to door evangelism and inviting people to church. Pray for church tomorrow as Brady is preaching the message, and the whole team prays to be helpful. 

Coconut Break!

Sunday Morning Church!

by Brady New | July 21, 2019 8:33 AM

Happy church day from Ghana! We enjoyed a 4 hour service, and God was glorified! We are praying for our churches back home this afternoon. Now, we are back for lunch and rest, and we will return to Mpakadan this afternoon. 

Sunday Morning Church!

Dancing Before the Lord!

by Brady New | July 21, 2019 8:36 AM

Here is a picture of the girls dancing joyfully during church service this morning! 
Dancing Before the Lord!

Back in Mpakadan!

by Brady New | July 21, 2019 5:57 PM

We visited Mpakadan for the 2nd time this afternoon. We altered our program for the Children's Ministry so that we could better serve their community. We sang songs and played the drum, played games, and loved on the kids there. Although we typically see a small language barrier at the village, we found our service to be fruitful for everyone present and we are so thankful for that! 

Back in Mpakadan!

Preparing and Praying for the Land!

by Brady New | July 22, 2019 8:23 AM

This morning, we had the privilege of going to the new church land for First Baptist Church Juapong and continued clearing the land of weeds so that the foundation can be laid. Pastor Emmanuel made us rakes  out of palm tree branches. After our work, we gathered together to pray over the land. 

Preparing and Praying for the Land!

Saying Goodbye to Juapong!

by Brady New | July 22, 2019 5:23 PM

We said goodbye to Juapong this afternoon. On Saturday afternoon, we  walked through the neighborhood inviting people to church, and 5 people came because of our visits! So, today, we followed up with those 5 people by visiting their homes again. After that, we did our last kids ministry program. It is a sad goodbye, but we are so grateful for how the Lord used us this week through the ministry and how he worked on each of our hearts! 

Saying Goodbye to Juapong!

A Tough Goodbye and Heading to Accra!

by Brady New | July 23, 2019 7:54 AM

We said goodbye to the students at the school this morning as we packed up to head to Accra for the day. The students are so joyful all the time, and the way they worship has inspired us. We are sad to leave again, but we know the Lord is good and is taking care of them. Our flight leaves late tonight. We are excited to come home and see everyone! Thanks for all your prayers and support throughout this whole trip! 

A Tough Goodbye and Heading to Accra!

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Comments

Tim Davis

July 22, 2019 12:05 PM

Wonderful job and Christian service. My prayers for these teens serving and the community that welcomes them so much.

Janice Duncan

July 19, 2019 10:48 AM

So proud of all of you! Praying for you guys daily. See you all soon!

Jim Noreen

July 18, 2019 10:55 PM

Great job team! Long-term relationships create long-term impact. So thankful for your commitment to this partnership!!

Cindy Stinson

July 18, 2019 4:53 PM

Prayers for everyone involved in your mission trip!!! Have fun and be safe!! God Bless and watch over all of you!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 I love you Jeff❤️

Judy Walker

July 18, 2019 11:49 AM

So thankful to be able to follow your progress on your journey and prayers for continued safety, growth, and fellowship with all you come in contact with.

Connie Salm

July 17, 2019 11:17 PM

Praying for opportunities to share God’s love with the people of Ghana. Praying for rest , energy and safety for the entire team. We are keeping you covered in prayer .

Bonnie Wagner

July 17, 2019 6:06 PM

God Bless You

Teresa Davis

July 17, 2019 8:47 AM

I love seeing this pictures!

Daniel Dyke

July 16, 2019 12:49 PM

So proud of each one of you as you share God’s love with others. May you be filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord!

Gay Turner

July 16, 2019 11:35 AM

So glad! Lucky people there will get to know you and love you! Praying for all of you.❤️🙏❤️❤️

Gloria Hilkey

July 16, 2019 6:29 AM

Grateful you made it safely....🙏

Diane Freed

July 15, 2019 7:07 PM

Thankful for your safe arrival! I will be praying for you!

Pam Hackney

July 15, 2019 2:52 PM

So thankful you made it safely. Praying for your safety and God's presence in all you are doing.

Teresa Davis

July 15, 2019 12:15 PM

So glad to see all of your smiling faces. God Bless you all and those you meet on this fantastic journey!!

Dianna Turner

July 15, 2019 11:56 AM

So thankful you made it safely! Praying for strength as you begin God's work there!

Judy Walker

July 15, 2019 10:45 AM

So glad you arrived safely!! Hi, Brooke and all the team. We love you. Stay safe!!

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