Many of the mothers in the community felt that their children would be safer in a pre-school, than taking them along to farm or market. This NGO sponsored a young lady to attend Early Childhood Education classes at Cape Coast University and so she has been teaching and caring for the children along with her assistants.
We continue to sponsor a number of JHS and SS students, some for school fees only and some for boarding as well.
We have had a busy and rewarding year as we worked towards fulfilling our objectives. We have hosted teams of guests, who have helped towards our education and community development goals. This year we began a pre-school program because the community requested it. The Ghana team has been working to develop the vision for agriculture. The ministry at My Fathers House also continued this year.
Health and Medical
Through a donation of wheelchairs, walkers and crutches, we were able to help some of the neediest disabled men, women and children. We also renewed health insurance plans for the needy elderly in the community and paid hospital bills in a few emergency cases.
Donations of blankets, soap, rice and other food items went to the needy, disabled and elderly in the communities of Adaklu.
In Partnership with Light to the World, 3 borehole wells were drilled in various villages throughout Adaklu. Many farmers’ crops failed last season and the dry season has come severely this year and so the need for water was great. Having sufficient clean drinking water eases suffering for women and children who are often left to fetch water from distant dams or wells.
Team Light to the World sponsored the drilling of bore holes, hosted day camps for children and preached the gospel.
It is difficult to express how much people suffer in the dry season when they have to carry water from questionable sources and there is never enough. It is likewise difficult to express the joy we feel when the bore machine hits water and it begins to flow and flow and for once there is enough and more than enough.
The Rice Farm
In 2015 we built shelter for the farm equipment, storage facilities and rooms for farm workers and watchman to stay in. We also drilled a borehole for irrigation purposes.
We have shifted from growing pineapple to rice mainly because pineapple has not retained its value on the local market. Ghana is the largest importer of rice and the market is huge. We grew rice depending on rain, although the rain was not enough this year we still made a small profit. A tenth of this rice is going for a feeding program at the JHS of about 120 students. This farm provided jobs for a manager and three part time laborers. We are now looking forward to electricity supply to the farm so we can use this borehole for irrigation to improve production.
Team from Kansas USA
This team comes for a church that has prepared and sent gift boxes for Ghanaian children for two years. In 2015, they shipped a container with the gift boxes, wheel chairs, blankets, books and other items to assist those who need it most, along with some farm equipment.
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The Kansas Team after giving gift boxes to school children.
Team from Kansas USA
The Washington Team sponsored boreholes, hosted day camps for students, preached the gospel and presented a Christmas play.
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My Father’s House
40 Days @ My Father’s House
Youth Meeting A visit to Agbobleshie Kpordave Church
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This year at My Father’s House, we continued with Children’s Church, Youth Ministry, and Conferences for Church Leaders. We continued a weekly radio program. The village church, which we planted 3 years ago was sponsored for a church building. They had been meeting under a tree until then. The Light to the World team, along with Adaklu pastors set up a cross on top of Adaklu Mountain. Another team of Ghanaian youth passed through our 40 Day Discipleship Program and graduated in September.
When we look back on the year, we see that a lot has been accomplished. Progress has been made in most of our objectives. We are thankful for our sponsors in Ghana and abroad. We are thankful for our team of committed, loyal co-laborers and we are thankful that Ghana continues to be a peaceful, ever-growing and stable nation. Most of all we are thankful to God who makes all things work together for His glory.