After four months of not visiting the mission fields, I was able to take a trip at the beginning of this month with the easing of the ban on intercity travels. I visited our co-missionaries serving among the Dagomba and Mamprusi people groups. They had taken their annual leave between mid-Apr and May and were back in their communities. School has reopened only for final year students who have regional exams to write. Our co-missionaries continue to have their discipleship meetings, with the observance of all the Covid-19 safety protocols.
A praise report from the Dagomba land is that Saani Wumbei’s wife delivered a healthy baby boy on July 4th (Saani is a co-missionary and an indigene of the Dagomba land). The baby is growing healthily, and his mother is also recovering well.
Our Mission House project in the Dagomba land has also been successfully completed and was dedicated during my visit. The need to construct the house became imperative as the missionaries’ accommodation was very deplorable and we needed a place that could double as a residence for them and also be a base for all our short-term missionary activities.
The other purpose for my trip was to undertake a survey among a new unreached people group we could send missionaries to. The 2020 survey was meant to be among the Gonja People Group, but God in His wisdom made us experience the “Macedonian Call” to first visit the Konkomba people group.
19-year old Joel, a Konkonba, though uneducated (because there is no school in the community), leads a fellowship of 46 people.Frank with Abel, a friend and co-missionary he undertakes field surveys with.
The need for the gospel and other things among the Konkomba is enormous! It was heartbreaking on one hand because it felt like they were not part of Ghana, yet fulfilling on the other, because the people epitomize what true community living should look like, and the minute percentage of believers among them are so devoted to following Jesus.
Please pray for the Konkomba people. The harvest is so ripe there and there is a huge opportunity for authentic discipleship and disciple-making. Due to fatigue and the urgent need for the gospel among the Konkombas, we have decided to do the Gonja land survey later in the year.
Young people doing authentic discipleship among the Konkombas.
My visit to our co-missionaries working among the Mamprusi people group climaxed the journey to the mission fields. The missionaries shared how the break in mission activities due to the pandemic affected their discipleship groups, however, to the glory of God they are picking up again. Their urgent prayer request is that God will send more labourers into His vineyard.
Since our Mamprusi co-missionaries signed up to serve for one year, it has become necessary for us to recruit and get new missionaries to work among them as well as the Konkombas (we hope to begin working there in October). It is our hope and prayer that some of our one-year volunteers would decide to stay on and continue working in some of these communities.
Please continue to pray:
for all our co-missionaries, and missionaries all over the world, for God’s wisdom, protection, and provision to bring the gospel to the various ethnos of the world.
for Eternal Footprints Mission’s work in Northern Ghana in this pandemic era when people are asking questions about life’s meaning and man’s eternal destiny – that we would present the full gospel of Christ with love, gentleness, and respect in the power of the Holy Spirit.
for our recruitment process for more co-missionaries for the Father’s work – that we would act in total dependence on and by the direction of the Holy Spirit; and also for God to pour out His financial blessings needed to keep and support these missionaries on the field.
for God’s favour and wisdom in engaging the chiefs and opinion leaders as we penetrate the Konkomba land, remembering that the Lord has blessed us with the opportunity to reap where others have laboured.