MISSIONS – TORCHBEARERS, PIONEERS GHANA AND LBM

MISSIONS – TORCHBEARERS, PIONEERS GHANA AND LBM

MISSIONS – TORCHBEARERS, PIONEERS GHANA AND LBM

2019 Report by the Living Bread Missions (Get To The Roots Training Sessions and
Related Ministry Work submitted to the Line Partnership (OTTN)

Summary:

The LBM held training sessions for Children’s Teachers in different parts of the Northern Zone and has had Good News Clubs started. Two major training sessions were held in Garu in the Upper East region of Ghana in April-May and also in August 2019. Some early trainees of GTTR have advanced to Teaching Children Effectively (TCE Level 1) with the Child Evangelism Fellowship in the Upper West region.

The Living Bread Missions sent Isaac and Beatrice Adu-Nyarko to Techiman to start work on reaching kids as well as unreached tribes in the region. The couple moved to Techiman in October 2019 to oversee the Bono Mission. Beatrice (a private school teacher) received a special orientation as well as Teaching Children Effectively (TCE Level 1) training from the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tema before their departure. Isaac is a product of the LBM’s Pauline Institute – looking forward to engage UPGs.

The Living Bread Missions sent Isaac and Beatrice Adu-Nyarko to Techiman to start work on reaching kids as well as unreached tribes in the region. The couple moved to Techiman in October 2019 to oversee the Bono Mission. Beatrice (a private school teacher) received a special orientation as well as Teaching Children Effectively (TCE Level 1) training from the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tema before their departure. Isaac is a product of the LBM’s Pauline Institute – looking forward to engage UPGs. Isaac and Beatrice commissioned Francis and Pastor Koffi (Fulani Ministry Additional work was started on reaching Fulani people in Gbanbong in the Upper East region. Program coordinators received training in Story-telling and also attended a consultation on Fulani ministry. Further support was given in acquiring and administering Audio Bibles in the Fulbe language. Plans are afoot to engage more than 58 kids in this village alongside their parents in literacy work.

Mobilization for the Professionals In Mission project is also ongoing. The main targets here are Teachers and Nurses. Contacts have been made with Colleges of Education and Nurses Training Institutions in the catchment area.

Main Highlights:

Get To The Roots Training (29th April to 7th May 2019) – The GTTR is designed to train, resource and release children’s teachers to make impact by drawing the future generation to the Master who calls for them (Mark 10:13-14). Rev. Alex Ofori – Wa, in the Upper West region, Elder Emmanuel Tetteh – Tamale in the Northern Region, and Rev. & Mrs Sampson Dorkunor were facilitators. The Council of Churches leadership coordinated the training with the host church, Mount Zion Baptist Church led by Lazarus and Theresa Agumah (both professional teachers). The Get To The Roots training was attended by 43 participants, including 20 professional teachers.

Testimonies – Within three weeks, testimonies have been shared on how the training has impacted some of the trainees’ churches to the point of adult attendances increasing. Two children’s clubs have been started in another community. The Garu training was such an encouragement for the teachers as they now have the tools and skills to reach the kids. Indeed, Ephesians 4:11-12 was fulfilled. Practical day-sessions (Day Clubs) were conducted. Participants in the Garu Training and a cross section of lesson delivery. Participants were urged to share more on the Good News clubs they formed in the various communities. All trainees were equipped with teaching and learning materials.

More Training for Effective Children’s Ministry: Between the 11th and 17th August 2019, an additional session of Garu Training was conducted and teachers were graduated. Some new Good News Clubs were set up and classroom work done among kids. As part of the ensuring that we have lasting results, some earlier trainees of the GTTR Wa received further training in Child Evangelism (dubbed Teaching Children Effectively – TCE Level 1). We praise God for testimonies by classroom teachers who were prevented from teaching Christ in the classroom but were followed by Muslim children to the community for the Good News Clubs for the life-transforming lessons.New Clubs started in both Wa and Garu communities after training sessions.

Extending Support to the Fulani Project in Gbanbong:
As part of our outreach within the Lines partnership borders, the Living Bread Missions has engaged a new community in the Upper East region where a group of Fulani families are being reached. Our vested interest is in more than 58 children who are not in School. Literacy and audio approaches are being adopted to reach them and their parents. The families originate from Kupela in Burkina Faso. So far, the LBM is supporting 3 people; Pastor Koffi, Francis Anyindana, and their lead facilitator, Pastor Kojo Issaka who is in our collaborative project with Reaching the Unreached, based in Zebilla. Activities undertaken with these people include Training in Storytelling in Tamale (September 23rd -26th). We procured two sets of Fulani Audio Bibles (from TheoVision) and started the Bible listening group. Additionally, we supported all three leaders of this project to attend a consultation on Fulani Outreach by OM International which was held at Kunbungu. Pastor Koffi and Francis Anyindana ministering to the Fulani village.

We have been encouraged so much by the financial support of OTTN. This has helped in getting a lot done in 2019. We are equally encouraged by the Line Partnership as this relationship helped us to explore new avenues and focus especially on the LBM’s venture into the Northern mission projects. In 2019, we recruited professionals and are waiting for their involvement in the training sessions planned. Accounts details will be provided later. Submitted by Rev. Sampson Dorkunor, G.O. Living Bread Missions Church.