Ghana: taking Next Generation training to a new level

By October 13, 2014

Ghana (AMG) — In West Africa, national director of AMG Ghana, Dr. Ohene Kumi, faithfully labors to give young people a chance to hear and respond to the Gospel of Christ and to grow into disciple-makers for Him.

As a teacher at the All Africa Bible Institute, Ohene has many opportunities to train the next generation of Christian leaders for his country. Moreover, he holds leadership training seminars for pastors and Christian workers, conducts Vacation Bible Schools, and runs a discipleship program in dozens of junior high schools across the country with the blessing of the school authorities.

This summer, Ohene and his team launched a 12-week discipleship program for youth. He sends this report on that ministry:

(Photo courtesy AMG International)

(Photo courtesy AMG International)

Dear Friends, greetings from Ghana.

Here, thousands of children are left alone and unsupervised each day after school, and they are at risk of getting into all sorts of trouble. It is for children like these that we continue to seek ways to engage them in Bible courses to study at home with their peers.

The unique impact of our new 12-week Bible discipleship program is encouraging. Of the 4,850 who graduated, 1,460 pupils received a personal copy of the Bible. They were deeply honored to receive such a great gift.

We also introduced a program for the schools called the “Scripture Memorization Rally.” Two students from each of the 32 schools we serve competed in reciting 24 Bible verses to earn a study Bible for their chaplain. It was a great event where all the students taking part did very well, with the chaplains cheering them on. At the end, we presented 16 study Bibles to school chaplains. We are hoping to receive funding to purchase an additional 16 study Bibles for the remaining school chaplains whose pupils did well in the Scripture Memorization Rally.

The excitement and happy smiles of the students who received their certificate and a Bible are so special. We thank you for your investments in placing Bible lessons and Bibles in the hands of these boys and girls.

We praise the Lord with Ohene for the ongoing relationships with these students and the foundation in God’s Word they are receiving. May He continue to bless those who love His truth!

 

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