- I can live right (Titus 2:11-14).
- I can attend every service of the church possible (Heb. 10:25).
- I can cooperate with the work being done by and for the church (1 Cor. 3:9; Phil. 1:27; 4:2,3).
- I can study diligently (2 Tim. 2:15).
- I can pray for the church (Luke 18:1; 1 Thess. 5:17; 1 Tim. 2:1-8).
- I can teach others (Acts 8:4; 5:42).
- I can visit the sick and needy (Jas. 1:27; Matt. 25:31-46; Gal. 6:10).
- I can speak encouraging words (1 Thess. 5:14).
- I can show hospitality (1 Pet. 4:9).
- I can stand for the truth (Eph. 6:10-18).
Someone else may be able to do these things better than I, but I CAN DO THEM TOO! I must not deceive myself into thinking that I cannot do them. If I do, I will have an entire eternity to regret it.
GHANA CAMPAIGN 2004
This morning we will be dividing our group up and worshiping in Ashaiman. Ashaiman is a large suburb (population—@150,000) of Tema.Getting there is like trying to drive over to the island “in season” - it is not all that far, but usually takes about 20-30 minutes to get to services. Paul and Matilda Addo were two of the founding members when a group of 8 began worshiping in Ashaiman in 1982. At that time they were meeting in a primary school. Ted and Renee worked with them for the first time in September of 1983 and then worshiped with them on a regular basis during the time that they lived in Ghana (1984-1989). During that time the church grew to around 225. Today, there are 4 congregations in the Ashaiman area (Accra Rd., Lebanon, Official Town & Sebrepor) with a total membership nearing 1000. Ted will be preaching for the church at Accra Rd where Paul and Matilda attend. The Accra Rd and Lebanon churches will be dividing their adult bible classes into two—one of men and the other women. A lot of demands are placed upon the women in caring for their households and it is difficult for them to find free time for special meetings, ladies classes, etc. This is one way that we try to encourage them.
On Sunday night, everyone, except Ted, will be departing and heading back to the States. On Sunday night Ted will again be preaching in Ashaiman.
On Monday, Ted, Ernest Apeadu, Edward Owusu-Ansah and Paul & Matilda Addo will drive to Kukurumtumi in the Eastern Region. Kukurumtumi is Paul and Matilda’s hometown. That evening they will be meeting with the church and sharing some Akan Bibles with them. Also, they will be visiting Paul’s father who will turn 101 this year!
On Tuesday afternoon they will drive over to the other side of the Eastern Region to Kade and Adankrono to see bro. Isaac Adjei and Nana Barima Sarpong Kumakuma II. The last of June, Isaac and Alice lost their daughter, Florence. The funeral was held while Ted was in the North so the group wanted to stop and pay respect and sympathy to Isaac and family. While they are in the area they will stop and visit Nana and then worship with the church in Kade that evening.
On Wednesday they will drive back to Tema and on Thursday Ted will depart from Accra and begin his flight home. He will fly from Ghana to Amsterdam, from Amsterdam to Detroit and the from Detroit on into Tampa. He is scheduled to arrive back in Tampa on Friday evening.
Upon their arrival home the group will be sharing photos and video and a near date in the future will provide a full report of their activities.
We want to thank everyone for their prayers and support.
PRAY FOR THE WORK
How Still The Grave
How still and peaceful is the grave,
With life's vain tumults past;
The appointed place, by heaven's decree,
Receives us all at last.
There servants, masters, small and great,
Partake that same repose;
And there in peace the ashes mix,
Of those who once were foes.
All level'd by the hand of death,
Lie sleeping in the tomb;
Till God in judgment calls them forth,
To meet their final doom.
O, may we stand before the Lamb,
When earth and seas are fled;
And hear the Judge pronounce my name,
With blessings on my head.
A. E. Wickham