GWMI Children’s Church
For the past five months, a group of 30 to 60 children ranging from age 3 to 16 have been meeting for worship and bible study under our palm tree several times a week. Starting with creation, they have been studying basic Biblical principles, and how to walk “God’s Path”.
Every week several new children come, usually stopping on their way to a farm, and make decisions to follow Yeshua! Recently we had the privilege of baptizing 16 children in our modified baptismal ‘water can’. (See inside for pictures!)
To show their new passion for serving the Lord, the
children built a bamboo-palm branch shelter for the church services! The new
shade shelter with make shift benches has quickly become a rest stop for the
villagers who walk great distances to come to the nearby farms.
“HE CAN’T HAVE A
IS MUSLIM” -- In Ghana the
children are taught in public schools that Muslims, Christians, and
traditional African (Spiritism) worship all praise the same god, who created
man and the earth. They just use different methods, and holy books to reach
this god. This syncretism leads to a high level of
tolerance between religious groups.
When we began distributing Bibles to the GWMI children’s church, the other children did not want us to give a Bible to a boy from a Muslim family. We were able to explain YHWY’s(God’s personal Hebrew name) free gift to “everyone who would believe”. The boy of course gladly accepted the bible!
A majority of the Ghanaian children who have been coming to GWMI worship
services have never owned a book. When we distributed