Pastor Samuel Asante-Beecham has one plot of land for his church in Ghana, West Africa. He and his church members, are praying and fasting for a building to go up on that land. He really needs more land for a parking lot and building, but he's happy for anything at this point, because, they currently meet at a school building.
When the building isn't used for a school during the week, it's "The Potter's House Assemblies of God. Pastor Samuel's heart breaks for the orphans on the streets. He weeps for the hungry and homeless children on the streets. He always tells me, mum, I wish I could do more. If only, I had T-Shirts to clothe them. If only, I had food to feed them. If only, I had a car to get around the villages to start crusades for Christ. I hear so many times, if only! My heart breaks with him!
This is Pastor Samuel Asante-Beecham's vision for Ghana, West Africa to build his own church. And to be able to meet the needs of his people. He was called by God at a very young age. They call him the Prophet. This is not only his vision, but mine as well for Ghana. I see the heart of God in him. I see the anointing of God through him. I am so proud to call him my son!
I went to Ghana, West Africa. I did it! But many don't know the story involved before I left the states. I had been supporting a minister in Ghana, West Africa's ministry. I featured his sermons on Gospels for America. He wasn't a well known pastor. Matter of fact, he was young, and newly married with a child on the way. When I saw that their baby was going to be born at Tema General Hospital. I said, no way! After intensive research and finding out for myself that 16 women had already died giving birth, in birthing cold hardwood chairs. I said, no! I sent the money so she could be born in a real hospital, with real medical staff. I sent the money for baby clothes and a baby bed. After doing all of this, they decided to name the baby after me. So, I purchased my plane ticket in May. I then went and got my Yellow Fever Vaccine and Anti Malaria medication. I would soon be on my way. I had never traveled outside of the USA by myself. I had a lot of anxiousness and bad dreams. I decided then, that God had something bigger planned for me to have so much fear. I knew then that I had to overcome my fear. So, I traveled 6,500 miles away from home. It was more like 8,200 miles from home after going through all the airports. It took 24 hours to get there. Pastor Samuel Asante-Beecham and his wife and baby were waiting for me at the airport in Accra. I was questioned, why was I there? I told them, I was visiting family and for the Assembly of God Churches. Samuel had made arrangements for me to stay at the local district pastor's house with their family. I was suppose to stay two weeks, but I stayed five weeks. God had already planned my steps before I got there. And the last day of the two weeks. I called my travel agent to see if there had been any cancellations, so I could stay longer, and there was. Praise God! We were all excited! That was a miracle in itself. I had called Eve the first week and a half trying to make arrangements to stay longer. But she said the airlines were all booked up through the summer. And then, finally there had been a cancellation and two weeks, turned to five weeks. What a blessing it was, I grew closer to God and in relationships with Pastor William Attah's family, that I was staying with in Tema. I earned respect and acceptance. I taught them how to make soap, and they taught me love. It all seemed like a fairy tale. I hope you visit my site and see the presentation of my trip to Ghana. And I pray as you see the difference that I was making there, that God puts it in your heart to financially support me for my next trips. I will be going back to Ghana next summer and this time, they want me to stay three months traveling through the regions teaching soap making skills to 76 churches to keep their families healthier. I can't explain the excitement the people had learning how to use their local resources. It brought meaning and purpose to all of us!
May God bless you!
International Missionary, Patricia Kelley for Ghana, West Africa
This is the school that the Assemblies of God District Pastor, Rev. Dr. William Attah and his wife Grace own in Tema, Ghana. It's a Christian school, where children are taught the word of God. The curriculum is tough. They start teaching multiplication tables at the age of five. And most of the students that attend have high hopes of being overachievers.
The school needs a lot of work to be completed. It needs windows and paint. And they're goal is to eventually add a senior high school. Rev. Dr. William Attah says, it will take around 10,000 to complete their vision. They currently have over 500 students attending their school, for every three, they let one attend free. You can help their vision come true by seeing through the eyes of God.
Please contact: Reverend Dr. Wil liam Attah
Assemblies of God, Ghana
Liberty Centre Assembly of God
P.O. Box 12344 Ce-ll
Tema, Ghana West Africa
My next mission in Ghana will be to visit 76 Assembly of God churches teaching them soap making skills to keep their families healthy and prosperous. Pray with me for a healthier Ghana.
I'm teaching soap making at the Potter's House Assemblies of God in Tema, Ghana, West Africa with Pastor Samuel Asante-Beecham
I'm teaching soap making at Liberty Centre Assembly of God in Tema, Ghana, West Africa
It was so much fun teaching the Assemblies of God members how to make soap in Tema, Ghana. They were so eager to learn how to keep their families healthier. We used their natural resources, by using charcoal fire to warm the oils with the herbs. We contacted a local carpenter to have him make our soap molds. We used their native herbs Neem Tree and Moringa Leaves and ginger root. We also used their local fruits of pineapple and limes to incorporate into the soaps. We also used their local Red Palm Oil and Coconut oil. The class was excited to learn how to use their resources to make soap.
Handwashing with soap prevents the two clinical syndromes that cause the largest number of childhood deaths globally-namely, diarrhoea and acute lower respiratory infections. Handwashing with daily bathing also prevents impetigo.
I have been in complete amazement about my trip to Ghana, West Africa. I went there to visit and God made me the mother of their country. God is so good! He promoted me to the missionary of Ghana. I am now an international missionary. Who goes to a country to visit and walks away as missionary of their country? Only God can make it possible. It reminds me when Jesus told Peter to get out of the boat and he did. He walked on water until he realized he was out of his comfort zone. Oh, what my Jesus can do if we are willing to get out of the boat. I encourage everyone to get out of the boat and walk on water. What a glorious experience when we put all of our trust in Jesus!
God has put it on my heart to teach soap making skills in Ghana, West Africa to make it a healthier place to live for the next generation.