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Churches in Africa, U.S. partner in Ghana’s growing Village of Hope


GOMOA FETTEH, GHANA — Since its founding in 1989, the Village of Hope has grown from a small orphanage with eight children to a multi-faceted ministry.
Located near the capital of the West African nation of Ghana, the ministry now cares for 219 children and includes a hospital with a surgical theater and a full-time staff, Christian schools that serve more than 1,000 pupils, a vocational training center, a feeding program and a 50-acre farm.
“Owing to this phenomenal growth, it has become necessary for the Village of Hope to have focused attention in its operations in the United States,” said three Ghanaian Christians with ties to the ministry in a recent letter to supporters — Kwasi Tweneboa-Kodua, a member of the ministry’s board of directors; Fred Asare, managing director of the ministry; and John Sackey, an elder of the Vertical Centre Church of Christ in Tema, Ghana, which oversees the work.
Oversight of the ministry’s U.S. operations has moved from Searcy, Ark.-based Ghana West Africa Missions, or GWAM, to the Springtown Church of Christ in Texas. The Texas church will partner with the Vertical Centre church in the work. GWAM will continue to receive funds for a rural water development program and evangelism done in collaboration with the Village of Hope.
“We pray the Lord’s continuous blessings on you,” the Ghanaian Christians said in the letter, “as we labor together in saving precious lives and nurturing children for eternity with God.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION, see www.ghanamission.org and www.thevillageofhope.com.

Filed under: International Staff Reports

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