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All articles in category Ghana

January 2017

Saved to serve in Ghana

My life was dominated by alcohol for 30 years. I had a promising career as a professional footballer and worked in my father’s business. I married Jennifer and had three children. Everything looked rosy. But, over a period of eight years, I went from social drinker to alcoholic, drinking on public park benches, sharing…

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September 2014

PTI in Ghana

From 27 June to 11 July, Daniel Grimwade, one of the pastors of Dewsbury Evangelical Church, spent two weeks in Ghana with Ivan Watson, from Cavan Baptist Church, Southern Ireland. They travelled to Ghana to attend a preaching conference organised by Pastor Training International (PTI). PTI is a UK registered charity, established in 2004,…

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October 2009

Missionary Spotlight – Church history

Church history Protestant missions to Guinea began in 1918 when the Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) entered the country. Other missions entered in the ensuing years but were expelled without exception in 1967 by the Marxist government.      Only eight CMA personnel were allowed to remain, and their activities were restricted. As a child, President…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Committed to the truth
April 2006

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Committed to the truth

I recently had the privilege of travelling to Ghana to witness first-hand the labours and endeavours of our good Christian brothers and sisters in that land. Ghana is a West African country that is facing the same poverty of true religion that we are in the USA.We are pitted against many of the same…

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April 2006

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

Area:92,100 square miles.Neighbours: Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo.Environment: The terrain of Ghana consists mainly of low-lying plains with a central southern plateau. There are savannah grasslands in the north and farmland and forest in the south. It has the world's largest man-made lake - Lake Volta.Population: 21.5 million.Infant mortality: 48 deaths/1,000 live births.Life…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Ghana’s Christian legacy
April 2006

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Ghana’s Christian legacy

Christianity has existed in Ghana for over 170 years and has contributed in no small way to the development of Ghanaian society and the well-being of its people. The first Basel and Bremen Presbyterian missionaries believed that without education it was difficult to preach the gospel effectively. Nor could there be indigenous, self-supporting churches unless…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- Problems and challenges in Ghana
April 2006

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- Problems and challenges in Ghana

There are many churches in Ghana, especially in the urban areas of the south. Here one can find a church nearly every two hundred metres. Over 60% of the population claim to be Christian, and yet the real church (of born-again believers) constitutes less than 2%.  This low figure is surprising against a backdrop…

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