Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year, A New Mission, A New Blog

Here's the link to our new (and permanent!) blog. 

Come on over and check it out to see the wonderful work God is doing in the Northern Region of Ghana, West Africa.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas and Taali Mmbo

Dear Beloved in Christ,
The leadership and entire membership of Shalom Baptist Church-Ghana, wishes"MERRY CHRISTMAS"to the Ghana Team in the US and to all our ministry partners. We send you special greetings and love in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We will not forget our dear brethren in First Baptist Church (FBC) Rockwall,TX. We also extend our sincere greetings to Girls in Action (GA) of FBC,Rockwall for their generous contributions to our missions,and to our brothers and sisters in Koinonia Sunday School of FBC Rockwall, we thank you for your generous contributions to make the Widow Care maize farm project possible.
To the leadership of Lakepointe Church TX,we send our season greetings and say thank you for the impact you are making in the Northern part of Ghana.
Finally but not the least, to the IHH leadership and members,we wish you "MERRY CHRISTMAS". You are an outstanding and distinguished partner in this ministry in the Northern Ghana. We salute you and say in our local dialect "TAALI MMBO" (thank you very much) for your hardwork,committment and generous support to the promotion of Missions and Evangelism,Education,Relief to the Widows and Orphans,Good News Club (Children ministry) etc.
We thank the Lord Almighty for seeing us through to the end of 2011, It is our hope and prayer that 2012 will be a year of breakthrough in our lives as missionaries and evangelists. As we celebrate the festival of Christmas let us not forget to share the Love of God with the people around us, and also look for every possible means to spreading the Good News to the lost.  Remember what the Bible says in Luke 19:10, that is the purpose of Christmas, so let us celebrate with a Purpose.
Thank you and may the Favor of the Lord and His Grace be yours during this season and the years ahead of you.
Pastor Mohammed(Pastor for Missions,SBC/IHH).

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Shalom Preschool Update

Shalom Preschool children enjoying their lunch, which is sprinkled with plant-based nutritional supplements from Manna Relief.

Mariam lost her father when she was one year old.  The widow being poor could not provide proper diet to Mariam which affected her growth and health,because she was beginning to suffer malnutrition.  Thank God for Mariam because of this nutritional supplement. As you can see her in the picture for yourself, Mariam is now very healthy.

Update from Preschool Administrator, Pastor Ziblim Mohammed

I was able to conduct a thorough investigation about the pre-school children who are feeding on the nutritional supplement. Their parents confessed to me that they have seen positive change in their children's health due to the provision of the nutritional suplement. Most of them told me that their children used to be sick with various deseases and sickness but when they started taking the nutrition those sickness disappeared and the children are now growing healthy.
Moreover, many of these children were been taking to hospital frequently for treatment, but now is not so they visit hospital once a while. And Cheryl, today as I also take a close look at these children while they were in class, I can see all of them looking very healthy. This is not common among the children who don't take the nutritional suplement. The suppelement makes the difference in the lives of these pre-school children from the other children in the community.
Thanks to the dornors for making this difference in the lives of these poor children.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Maize Harvest

We thank God for the 20 bags of maize that was recently harvested in Tarikpaa Village by the members of Shalom Baptist Church.  This maize will be stored and the distributed to needy widows during the lean season.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Groundnut (Peanut) Farm Harvest

Groundnuts from Tarikpaa village

The harvest of groundnuts from this year's crop
This past summer the members of Shalom Baptist Church planted groundnuts on land that had previously been planted with maize.  While the harvest was not as plentiful as hoped for, due to drought conditions, we are still very thankful for the bounty.  The groundnuts will be stored and then distributed to needy widows and orphans during the lean season. 

We want to give a special thanks to the Koinonia Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Rockwall, Texas, for their generous donations that helped plant and harvest the groundnuts.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

International Heritage Academy

The first class of preschoolers with teachers Suyuhini and Drucilla. 

Drucilla teaching them English

Drucilla distributing nutritional supplements from Manna Relief that were provided by funds raised by Ghana 2011 team members and donations from generous supporters.  Thank you!

The preschoolers enjoying a nutritious lunch.

Two years ago, the leadership of Shalom Baptist Church in Tarikpaa had a vision to start a preschool at the church so that they could reach out to the predominantly Muslim village that they live in. Last week, the preschool opened its doors!