The eager campers arrived Sunday afternoon.
Interior of building
Construction of Gbeto Church Benin 2018
Make-shift bathing stalls were made. Each camper brought a bucket, soap, washcloth, and towel.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart
It’s the green container with a cup in it for scooping water.
We were fortunate, this school has four outhouses.
Gbeto Bus Ministry
Each washed their dishes in a wash basin (under the tree on right) and returned them to their dorm room.
This morning’s breakfast is a cream of wheat type cereal served with African bread.
that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Using a gospel tract and a cedi bill, (Ghana currency) I illustrated how if you have Jesus as your Savior you have eternal life (1 John 5:11 & 12)
This building was used for the cafeteria (bottom right), chapel (bottom center), and dormitories (upper right and center).
An invitation was given and ten responded to receive Christ
Rice is washed in water. This removes any bugs or debris that may be in it.
Mason and crew. Nice ladder
Jerry (orange shirt) is leading singing at the Pastor’s Seminar
Handfuls Of Purpose, Inc.
"And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose..." Ruth 2:16
After playing hard you head for the drinking fountain.
Design blocks are used as windows. This allows air to circulate
Public School Evangelism
We were privileged to preach to 187 students at the public school in the village of Minya, Ghana. After, we went into the village and visited with the Chief and some village elders. We witnessed to them and gave them several different gospel tracts. Pastor Moses is praying about starting a church in this village in the future.
Many campers expressed how they enjoyed the preaching and Bible classes.
We rented a fenced-in high school facility.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30
These Three Pics Show The Church Building Gradually Filling Up.
Finished Gbeto Church Building
The clean rice goes into the pot.
I taught the course in English and Pastor Moses translated into the local language (Dangbe)
Pastor Michel preaching in the chapel.
The kids sang a few songs, then the principal invited me to preach a gospel message
The temperature is adjusted by sliding the tree branches in and out of the fire.
Carpenters building trusses
The subject of the seminar was The Good Shephard and The Under Shepherd. It was broken up into three sections: An Encouragement - If God has called you He will enable you to be used of Him, An Instruction - To be a good under shepherd, follow the example of The Good Shepherd, An Inspiration - A challenge to take the Biblical truths of the seminar and apply them.
Debbie and I taught a four-week course on witnessing. Debbie taught the women’s class and I the men’s. The last Sunday in December we handed out Certificates of Achievement to those who successfully met the course requirements
The kitchen staff worked hard all week.
We had a five-day Bible Camp the last week of February. Campers arrived Sunday afternoon, and camp ended on Thursday afternoon. Each camper had to bring his own bed (which is a straw mat that they put on the cement floor) along with a mosquito net to sleep under in order to avoid getting malaria. Check out the following pics!
Each camper brought their own bowl, spoon, and cup.
Winners of the daily Bible contest. The young man in the middle got first place.
The large facility allowed for sports and games.
Preaching The First Sermon In The New Building. Pastor Michel Is translating Into The Local Language. Pastors Roman And Guy (left to right) Are Seated Behind Us.