December 17, 2011
2011 SEASON’S GREETINGS
“Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth Peace and good will towards men”
Dear Ones in Christ,
The end of the year as other years brings both good and bad memories and also hopes. We’ve had a very challenging year in terms of ministry, with so much to be thankful for and so much to share with dear friends. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for all that you have done for the Lord’s work and for us in your prayers and support.
Arrival of Shipment from the USA
The shipment arrived in September but the clearing delayed because of the duty on the Jeep. We thank all those who helped us with some of the funds to pay the duty, this has affected our outreach efforts. We cannot go to Jim B now due to lack of funds, we have to buy pipes, and fuel the Jeep. If you will like to give us a Christmas gift for this project that will be very much appreciated.
Arrival of Mission Team from the USA
We were blessed with the ministry of Bro. Steven, Bro. Terry and Sis. Carol, from October 30th to November 11th. Bro. Terry for our Christian Education Seminar, he presented a new approach to teaching assisted by Sis. Carol and Bro. Steven, He awarded certificates to over 35 participants. What a blessing. Bro. Steven preached on Sunday the 6th of November and on the 7th we made some donations to a Mentally Handicap school and an Orphanage. We also went to the Historic Slave castle and a crocodile pond all in the Central region of Ghana. Bro. Terry preached on Wednesday the 9th and left Ghana on the 12th of November. Our people want them back next year, Pray that they will be able to come.
Trip to Northern Ghana
We were in Northern Ghana from December 10 th through 15th. We have started work on the building for Alive Fm.
We worshiped with Bible Baptist Church-Yeji, the Blessed Assurance
congregation, and I baptized four (4) new believers in the Volta Lake after the morning service. This congregation is in need of a permanent place of worship, membership is currently forty (40) but we hope it will double in 2012. They want to construct a pavilion with eight (8) two inches 2” pipes, 2”x 4” wood rafters and two bundles of metal Roofing sheets. The total cost is $1000, members will provide labor. The permanent building will be in future as the Lord adds to the membership. If you will donate to help the brethren, please contact the Mission Office.
Northern Ghana 2012
As we look to the next year, we are planning to go back in the 2 nd or 3rd week of January to visit Jim B. and to move the Radio Station from its current location. The Station has become a life saver, on December12th three children that were reported lost were found within two to three hours, and the parents came for them, two boys and a girl. We need $2000 for two rooms on the land we bought to move the station into.
The churches are asking us to provide them with a Farm Tractor to help them
prepare their land for the next farm season. A 30Hp or 40HP Tractor will be fine for them, if you know someone who will donate one please let us know. Farm Tractors do not attract custom duty. Like regular vehicles.
We out doored our first Year book in November, Bro. Terry was our Guest
Speaker. The school has so much potential but our biggest handicap is funding to increase our facilities. We have a new experienced Principal now and he is saying that if we can increase the classrooms, have a science Lab. A technical workshop the school will be a great blessing to Ghana. Will you help? My son Enoch said if we can get at least 25 people to give a Christmas gift of $100, or $50 ($1250--$2500) we will be able to add two more classrooms for the primary and junior High, for January 2012.
Will you PRAY and HELP
We are trusting God to help us raise up prayer warriors, donors, pastors and
evangelist, who will be passionate for the gospel. The challenges are great but we have a great God of wonders to help us as we pursue our vision this coming year. We wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year, may I thank you again and ask that you remember this ministry in your fervent prayer and support as our Lord enables you. We will do our best to serve our Lord and his call upon our lives in the Years ahead.
In His Grace for His Glory, Noah Quarshie & Family