A children’s ministry in Ghana ‘raises the roof’.

By March 14, 2006

Ghana (MNN)–Every Child Ministries’ John Rouster says they’re nearing the end of a project that will double their capacity at the Haven of Hope children’s home in Ghana.

Theirs is a refuge for children rescued from dangerous and desperate situations. “They are working on the second dormitory and it is almost up to the lintel level. They will be starting to put stucco on and then we will add the roof later on. It should be ready to accept children by the fall, and there would be 29 or 30 that we would be able to take in.”

For most of them, he adds, it will be the first time they have ever slept in a real bed. Most of the children currently sleep on the sidewalk or bare ground with only a plastic bag under them.

The new home will be located on the same property as the first. When it is completed, it will become the boys’ home and the original home will be the girls’ home.

Even more exciting than that is that the children will have an opportunity to see and experience the love of Jesus demonstrated in the way they are treated.

Rouster says they have a chaplain at the home who works with the kids. ECM also has regular contact with hundreds of street children through its weekly Fellowship for Street Children.

That’s how their teams get to know the kids intimately. “With the regular kids,” Rouster explains, “we know who has accepted Christ and who hasn’t. This is one of the underlying things that we always assure everyone who supports Every Child Ministries, that presenting the Gospel to the children is the bottom line.”

Pray that funding will flow freely to the project so it can be completed in good time. They are building the home step by step, as funds are available. If you want to help, go to their website. Contact information is listed below.

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