Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Running Behind

VBS was the first week of August, we ended VBS with 230 on our last day. We saw 4 young people accept Christ and many of the kids came for Sunday morning services. That Monday we also started school. It was a crazy week. Naomi is a Senior this year, Matthew a Junior, Joseph, pushing him into 8th, and Nehemiah 5th. I am really glad we started school, we needed to get back to a routine. We finished school the beginning of May, so we had a good long break.

If your sending one off to college this year here is a great post from Lou Ann Keiser. My child just went to college.” 

Bible Tent Time

Mrs. Linda during craft time, teaching the verse for the day



Nicolina one of our many workers

Elisabeth & Cecelia sisters



The week before VBS inviting kids

A live chicken, a rock, butter, flour, candy, a glass bottle, a long wooden pole. What do these items have to do with anything? At the end of July we had a Scavenger Hunt for the church. We split it up boys vs the girls. They say the boys won, but not really. We had MUCH better things then they did. It came down to a Bible quiz, so the boys took the win. It was a lot of fun and we got into a few heated discussions (not really) but it did get pretty loud.







There is a Youth activity this Friday and a Work Day scheduled for the week after. I will post more on that. I think you will be interested in it. I know I have been waiting to post about this for a long time!!


Friday, June 3, 2016

I Have My Rights

We have been on break from the deaf school for the last month. Schools here have a month long break. I taught the girls Sunday school class for this month. (The last time we had this class was before we left for furlough 2 years ago.) I totally enjoyed it. I get to be a little closer to our girls in the church  and talk with them. If I am not teaching, it is just a greeting basis with the girls and then we go our separate ways. Talking with my husband we have agreed that I will continue the girls Sunday school class, while they go on to the deaf school for the Sunday school hour. I am so excited!! I feel like I am back!!



I have been teaching this last month on, The Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. We look at the lies Satan feeds us, then we counter it with truth from God's word. I have really enjoyed this study. #8 on our list of lies was: I NEED TO LOVE MYSELF. This is a lie, satan feeds us. Another term you may hear is, you have low self-esteem or what about this one? "You Just Need To Love Yourself."  The TRUTH is, we already love ourselves immensely. We naturally love ourselves. Think about it. Do you take an aspirin when you get a headache, why? You have had a hard day, do you grab a bowl of ice cream and try to hide for 10 minutes, why? You treat yourself to a coffee from the coffee shop, why? Because you LOVE yourself. You take care of yourself because you think you deserve it. What does the Bible say? Ephesians 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: KJV The Bible also says, we are to DENY ourselves. Matthew 16:24  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. KJV We naturally love ourselves; we do not naturally love others. We need to learn how to deny ourselves, so we can do that which does not come naturally - to truly love God and others. 

We just got on the topic Sunday of I HAVE MY RIGHTS. Lie #10. We see this in our culture today more and more. Everyone has their rights. Even animals have their rights, crazy. Let's look at Jonah. He felt he had a "right' to dislike the pagan Ninevites. He has a "right" to minister where he wanted to minister. He had a "right" to see the Ninevites judged by God. God acted differently from the way Jonah thought He should. Jonah 4:1. The Bible says in Jonah 4:4, then again in verse 9. "Then said the Lord, Doest thou well to be angry?" KJV Jonah felt he had the right to control his own life. He wanted to have things go his way and when they didn't, he had a "right" to be angry. You have seen a "Yield" sign on the side of the road right? Here in Ghana, they say, "Give Way". We need to "yield" the right of way, to on coming traffic. Truth is, we need to "yield" our "rights" to the one who holds all "rights". Yielding your rights will set your free. John 6:38 "For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me" KJV
I have truly enjoyed this book. I am not done with it. I just wanted to share 2 of the many "lies" Satan has told us over time. Thank you for taking the time to read. Feel free to leave a comment below just to say, Hi! Until next time!



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The "lies" and quotes above are taken from the book Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss






Friday, April 22, 2016

CBBC 9th Anniversary

We had a good Easter Sunday here in Ghana. The week before Easter at the deaf school, went really well, because the headmaster was not there. It is hard to communicate with the deaf, not knowing their language and the headmaster knows enough to confuse everyone. When he lets our teacher teach, things go smoothly and we connect with the students. The devil doesn't want God's Word to have free reign. Naomi and Matthew's classes go better. They have the younger kids and have a student that helps them with signing. They even sign a little in their classes. Easter services went well at CBBC. Easter Monday is a big day here in Ghana. We had the church over our house for games, fun and food of course!

Naomi teaching the Resurrection Eggs
I love this picture. talking hands.
   
Easter 2016

                              
                                                Selina is holding the air compressor hose, getting some air while she drinks water. 
           

                

                


Cornerstone Biblical Baptist Church had their 9th Anniversary on April 17th, this year. Prince's wife, Linda, did a great job preparing chicken and rice for all of us. That is a job! We had our evening service around 3:00 we gave testimonies and sang songs. So thankful for a church that preaches the Bible here in Ghana. We have two of the best Pastors and now a Pastor's wife. God has done great things over the years.

Precious getting her second wind







Monday, February 29, 2016

Outreach

Every month we've been having a football match and a movie outreach in different villages. The football has been between 3 churches. Our last football match, Kojokrom won!!! We were excited! The guys practiced every week. Our movie outreach has been getting better each time. The last village we saw more adults and just were able to talk to the people. Some where saved. We invite and soul-win before and during the movie.

Kojokrom in Blue, Cornerstone in Red
This is Abigail. I was talking with her at the movie and she cam to church that Sunday!! I was excited!!!

Koasi witnessing
Zachary passing out John & Romans
Setting up the screen
the sound
Matthew passing out John & Romans and witnessing

Bro. Harrison on the steps and Linda (Prince's wife) standing with the bag


For Christmas Mack got me some new laminate for my counters. The old stuff I had on there was cracking, chipping and faded. Matthew and Joseph worked hard and put new laminate on them. They look very nice. They had to chisel the laminate to cut it, then spread the glue and file the excess off and smooth it. 








On Sunday Prince gets the kids from Kojokrom on a tro-tro, (van) then we take them home after church. Our vehicle is packed. This picture James in sitting on my lap and Nehemiah is crammed in on the other side. The back is stacked two or three high. Overload!!!



This is our latest family picture with Koasi and Prince. Everyone is passing me up. Joseph is catching up to Matthew. We will see if he passes him. Matthew shakes his head, no, it's not going to happen. 



Thankful for my family.

JUST FOR FUN!!










Kaitlin and Zachary came with their dad for a visit to Ghana to visit the Harrison's. They invited us over for dinner and fellowship. They brought these face coaster, they were a lot of fun. The one of Nehemiah looks like my dad. ha haha






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