Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Matthew 28:19 KJV

Ghana Harvest will help establish Christian households, congregations, schools, and outreach missions by providing needed spiritual, educational, charitable, and financial resources


A LUTHERAN MINISTRY IN UPPER EAST GHANA, WEST AFRICA  AAFRICA AFRICA

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WHERE IS GHANA ?

To be more specific, where is Upper East Ghana, and then where is the Bawku area of Upper East Ghana, West Africa???

We all know where Africa is, and probably most of us have heard of the Gold Coast. Ghana is what was formerly known as the “Gold Coast”, but after becoming the first independent country in Africa the name was changed to the Republic of Ghana.

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Now you know where the Lutheran Ministry of Pastor Nicholas Salifu takes place. It is not in the great urban or suburbs of any well organized city with modern infrastructure and many conveniences. It is in the grasslands and rolling terrain of Upper East Ghana among his people, the Kusasi Nation, which numbers between 500,000 and 600,000. They live in many villages scattered about this area in mud walled homes and grow their own food. They draw water from a community well and carry it to their homes in a vessel balanced on their head. Some have bicycles, but most walk up to ten or fifteen miles to go to the nearest town where there is a market in the streets. Even so, many have cell phones which must be charged periodically so that means a trip to town for a recharge.In this remote part of Ghana, men are not allowed to ride motorcycles, because in the past gunmen would ride through town and shoot at their enemies.

It is in this environment that Pastor Salifu and his leaders plant the seeds of Christianity. They tell of a God who loved us so much that He sent His only Son to die for our sins. They tell of the love Of Jesus who carried out the will of His Father when he offered Himself as a sacrifice to redeem us from or sins. These Kusasi people have been raised as either idol worshippers or as followers of Islam, but when they learn that there is a loving God, and a Savior who paid the price for the sins of all people, they respond, “Tell me how to become a Christian.” This is where and how the Lutheran Ministry in Upper East Ghana plants the seeds for the Harvest.

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