While Ghana celebrates its Independence, Christians share their role.

By March 11, 2005

Ghana (MNN)–In 1957,Ghana became the first sub-Saharan country to regain its independence.

48 years later, the Republic has seen a turn for the better. The return to democracy helped spur the country’s economic and social progress over the the last twenty years.

March 6th marked their Independence Day and a time for the people to reflect on the importance of change and the role education plays in that.

Oasis of Love’s Elvina Miller just received word from a student at their Oasis International Training Center. This, she says, is what it’s all about. “He is a tour guide, but also attends our school. He now was asked by his pastor to become the administrator of this church. He wanted me to know that it’s because of the knowledge that he received at our school that made the way for this.”

Miller says the vision of their training center is not only helping people out of poverty through vocational training, but also giving them vision for ministry through Bible training. “This goes to prove the importance of knowledge and the blessing of sharing the Gospel to other people.”

What’s even more exciting, Miller explains, is that the outreach has gone against the traditional model. Usually ministries start in the safety of an urban area and move out to the rural areas, once established. But their facility has instilled in the students an biblical worldview that mimics the original diaspora. As a result, the outreach begins in rural Prampram and moves into the cities.

Continue to pray for the leaders involved and for the space and funds to expand as response to the program grows.

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