Patricia Mina Kelly Asante-Beecham arrived early this morning Ghana time and she's already a light to the world. You can tell she's already dreaming about butterfly kisses. Mother and baby are doing good!
Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone.
15 He gave five bags of silver* to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip.
16 "The servant who received the five bags of silver began to invest the money and earned five more.
17 The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more.
18 But the servant who received the one bag of silver dug a hole in the ground and hid the master's money.
19 "After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money.
20 The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of silver came forward with five more and said, `Master, you gave me five bags of silver to invest, and I have earned five more.'
21 "The master was full of praise. `Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!*'
22 "The servant who had received the two bags of silver came forward and said, `Master, you gave me two bags of silver to invest, and I have earned two more.'
23 "The master said, `Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'
24 "Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, `Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn't plant and gathering crops you didn't cultivate.
25 I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.'
26 "But the master replied, `You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn't plant and gathered crops I didn't cultivate,
27 why didn't you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.'
28 "Then he ordered, `Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver.
29 To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.
30 Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
Everybody has something, and we have what we have according to what our abilities can handle.
Reasons why people do not use their talents
1.. Fear vrs 25 , So I was afraid and went out and hid my agent in the ground.
Fear is an evil spirit which paralyses Christians into inactivity. Perhaps it is one of the greatest forces that keep people from taking up their agents and using them.
2. Hiding your Gifts vrs 25 , so I was afraid and went out and hid my talent in the ground
3. A Fault finding Attitude verse 24, Then the man who had received the one talent came, Master , he said, I knew that you are a harden, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
The gentlemen with one talent did nothing because he found fault with the master who sent him forth. He described his as a hard man who benefited from things he did not deserve.
Fault finding is a common characteristics of fruitless and inactive people. Instead of getting involved in the work of God, they sit back and analyse others who are fighting hard to do something for God. It is not difficult to find fault with someone or something if you are looking for it.
And what will you find about people who are striving to serve the Lord? Fault , Fault Fault
But the fault you find will only become the reason for you to withhold your own abilities.
Why even bother to look for faults in God's servant? God did not choose angels to work For Him.
Stop focusing on the faults of others and focus on what you can do for God.
Can you imagine if someone decided to focus on your inadequacies and shortcomings? You would not stand a chance.
This story teaches us that those who focus on the fault of the leader did nothing but those who focused on the task before them became fruitful and multiplied.
Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.
Joseph's brothers hated him because his father made a coat of many colours for him
They were infused consumed with jealousy.
They also hated him because of the dream he had,
Joseph told his brothers that I had a dream, and in my dream we were all binding sheaves but mine arose. This left the brothers furious in their minds, they believed Joseph thought he was better than them. They had in their devious minds that Joseph would become a king in the future. They decided then to abort his dream of becoming a king by leaving him for the Ishmaelite traders, that eventually led him to be sold to Potiphar, an Egyptian officer. Potiphar was captain of the guard for Pharaoh, the king of Egypt.
Potiphar took a liking to Joseph and made him the head and not the tail. He became in charge of all the grain and food in Egypt. He wasn't demoted, he was promoted.
Genesis 39:2 The LORD was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master.
Genesis 39:3 Potiphar noticed this and realized that the LORD was with Joseph, giving him success in everything he did.
4 This pleased Potiphar, so he soon made Joseph his personal attendant. He put him in charge of his entire household and everything he owned.
Genesis 39:6 So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn't worry about a thing—except what kind of food to eat!
Joseph became a very successful man in all of Egypt.
He was led to Pharaoh the king of Egypt to interpret a dream.
Genesis 41:17 So Pharaoh told Joseph his dream. "In my dream," he said, "I was standing on the bank of the Nile River,
18 and I saw seven fat, healthy cows come up out of the river and begin grazing in the marsh grass.
19 But then I saw seven sick-looking cows, scrawny and thin, come up after them. I've never seen such sorry-looking animals in all the land of Egypt.
20 These thin, scrawny cows ate the seven fat cows.
21 But afterward you wouldn't have known it, for they were still as thin and scrawny as before! Then I woke up.
22 Then I fell asleep again, and I had another dream. This time I saw seven heads of grain, full and beautiful, growing on a single stalk.
23 Then seven more heads of grain appeared, but these were blighted, shriveled, and withered by the east wind.
24 And the shriveled heads swallowed the seven healthy heads. I told these dreams to the magicians, but no one could tell me what they mean."
25 Joseph responded, "Both of Pharaoh's dreams mean the same thing. God is telling Pharaoh in advance what he is about to do.
26 The seven healthy cows and the seven healthy heads of grain both represent seven years of prosperity.
27 The seven thin, scrawny cows that came up later and the seven thin heads of grain, withered by the east wind, represent seven years of famine.
28 "This will happen just as I have described it, for God has revealed to Pharaoh in advance what he is about to do.
29 The next seven years will be a period of great prosperity throughout the land of Egypt.
30 But afterward there will be seven years of famine so great that all the prosperity will be forgotten in Egypt. Famine will destroy the land.
31 This famine will be so severe that even the memory of the good years will be erased.
32 As for having two similar dreams, it means that these events have been decreed by God, and he will soon make them happen.
33 "Therefore, Pharaoh should find an intelligent and wise man and put him in charge of the entire land of Egypt.
34 Then Pharaoh should appoint supervisors over the land and let them collect one-fifth of all the crops during the seven good years.
35 Have them gather all the food produced in the good years that are just ahead and bring it to Pharaoh's storehouses. Store it away, and guard it so there will be food in the cities.
36 That way there will be enough to eat when the seven years of famine come to the land of Egypt. Otherwise this famine will destroy the land."
37 Joseph's suggestions were well received by Pharaoh and his officials.
38 So Pharaoh asked his officials, "Can we find anyone else like this man so obviously filled with the spirit of God?"
39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has revealed the meaning of the dreams to you, clearly no one else is as intelligent or wise as you are.
40 You will be in charge of my court, and all my people will take orders from you. Only I, sitting on my throne, will have a rank higher than yours."
41 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I hereby put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt."
42 Then Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand and placed it on Joseph's finger. He dressed him in fine linen clothing and hung a gold chain around his neck.
You will be in charge of my court, and all my people will take orders from you. Only I, sitting on my throne, will have a rank higher than yours."
Genesis 50: 19 - 20, after their father was dead, his brothers went to Joseph to beg him, and he told them that they intended to harm him but God intended it for good,
Everything that the devil wants to use to disgrace you with, being sickness or whatever, God through that same thing will glorify you!
Sometimes a walk through the darkest valley leads you to the brightest throne.
What the devil meant for bad, God meant for good.
The devil's plans backfired on him!
There are so many of us if the devil had not afflicted us with sickness , we wouldn't have gone to church to accept Jesus as our Lord and personal saviour.
There are many of us that if we hadn't hit rock bottom wouldn't be looking for a way to stand back up!
How many of you made bad decisions or choices that changed your destiny? God's throne is waiting! How many of you have walked through a path of abuse, starvation, neglect, drugs or alcoholism. How many of you only walked through darkness in your childhood, you can't remember any good years from all the bad years? Jesus is saying, "I'm right here!" I came to set the captives free!" Take that step right now, what are you waiting for, you might not get another chance. Walk into the light!
The throne is right there, it's time for you to stand up and say, I'm ready! I want you, Jesus!
Mark 16:17 These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages.*
18 They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won't hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed."
The Humble Servant of God: Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham: The Potter's House Assemblies of God, Ghana
When you talk to Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham he will openly tell you about his life in Ghana, West Africa. He understands what a tough life is being the son of a villager. But he also understands the importance of sharing the "good news" Gospels of Jesus Christ. And he will go the extra miles sharing his faith and hope telling his local villagers: "you can find hope in Jesus Christ." I can still hear Pastor Samuel Asante's voice singing that song in my heart "Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine." There are hours that we spend on the phone praying for each other and our countries and families. We both share the same faith and hope that we can bring more to the Kingdom of God. Even though we are miles apart our hearts and spirits are connected through Jesus Christ. Samuel calls me mum, and I call him son. I feel as connected to him and his family as if I was the woman that gave birth. And in a sense we are, we are birthing hope in Africa. I send money and instead of Pastor Samuel Asante spending the money on himself, he goes and buys a generator so he can preach longer and louder. Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham from the Potter's House Assemblies of God in Ghana might be just what Africa needs to feel the deep love of Jesus Christ. I haven't been able to go to Ghana to see my adopted family, but I can hear his sweet voice that drips honey in my ears. It's a voice that says mum, I will always have your back, and just like you took care of me when I was younger, I'll be there to take care of you when you're older. This is a son that can bring pure joy to a mother and father's heart.
Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham doesn't live with the modern things that we take for granted in America. He still has to fetch his water, and his wife washes their dirty clothes by hand. This is by no means a life of privilege but the heart of a servant that makes sacrifices to give to others.
I would say his priorities are pointed in the right direction. I think about the money I spend and the dollars wasted, and it makes me feel good to know that I'm able to invest in the Kingdom of God.
Samuel reassures me that his wife Victoria is a great Ghanaian cook. He says she can cook anything mum. She cooks in a pot with hot coal that a lot of us are familiar with if we ever spent time outdoors or studied history. After all these years and Lewis and Clark, the Cast Iron still proves to be faithful in Ghana and Oklahoma. He laughed when I showed him, we had one too, living in Oklahoma it makes sense.
Sermon: 3 Reasons why the Lord Should be your Shepherd
It was David who wrote Psalm 23 and the interesting thing is that David himself was a shepherd boy.
Psalms 23:The LORD is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
2 He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
3 He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
4 Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
5 You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the LORD
1. You have to take the Lord as your Shepherd because He will lead you, and guide you. VRs 2b
2. You have to take the Lord as you Shepherd because He will protect you, never forsaking you or leaving you. Vrs 4
3. You have to take the Lord as your Shepherd because He will anoint you and bless you. Vrs 5c
2 Timothy 2:14-26
14 Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God's presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them.
15 Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.
16 Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior.
17 This kind of talk spreads like cancer,* as in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus.
18 They have left the path of truth, claiming that the resurrection of the dead has already occurred; in this way, they have turned some people away from the faith.
19 But God's truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: "The LORD knows those who are his,"* and "All who belong to the LORD must turn away from evil."*
20 In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use.
21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.
22 Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.
23 Again I say, don't get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights.
24 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.
25 Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people's hearts, and they will learn the truth.
26 Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil's trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.
Approval is important in all spheres of life. In the football fraternity, players always need the approval of their coaches, coaches also need the approval of the football association. So they do all they can by abiding by the rules of the fraternity to obtain the approval of their superiors
The book of 2 timothy was written by Apostle Paul to Timothy. Timothy was advised and encouraged to keep on witnessing faithfully about Jesus Christ. Paul also admonished Timothy o hold on to the true aching of the gospel and the old testament. TIMOTHY was especially warned about dangers of being involved in foolish and stupid argument that do no good but only ruin people who listen to them
1. Every Christian can obtain God's approval by becoming a good workman.
Verse 15- 16, 24
A. By not being ashamed .
B. By handling the Word of truth correctly. Vrs 15
C. By being able to teach. Vrs 24 d
2. Every Christian can also obtain God's approval by pursuing Godly virtues. Vrs 22 , 24 c
A. By pursuing righteousness .vrs 22b
B. By pursuing faith. Vrs 22c
C. By pursuing love. Vrs 22 d
D. By being kind.
3. Every Christian can also obtain God's approval by setting himself apart . Vrs 23- 25
A. By avoiding godless chatter. Vrs 16 a
B. By fleeing from evil desires . Vrs 23a
C. By not having foolish argument. Vrs 23 a
D. By being gentle in his instruction. Vrs 25a
Praise Report: Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham just shared with me that the main headquarters Assemblies of God in Ghana has approved him in good faith to start his own church with 2 plots of land. Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham is so excited about this we are both crying tears of joy! And Victoria's baby will be born in a private hospital, Nabitha Hospital. Oh, I'm crying tears of joy! Thank you Jesus! Jesus knows their GPS!
Being a pastor in Africa can be a very challenging job for local pastors. They need to network with other Assembly of God pastors to see that their vision for Africa is not a loss. Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham from Ghana would like the opportunity to connect with other Assembly of God preachers in that region where they could possibly network together and be resources working together making God's Vision for Ghana and the rest of Africa a reality. This is when you need Assemblies of God World Missions to connect and network.
Resources for Missions in Africa
Sermon: Three Attitudes that will Give you Victory
Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in.
2 But the LORD said to Joshua, "I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors.
3 You and your fighting men should march around the town once a day for six days.
4 Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram's horn. On the seventh day you are to march around the town seven times, with the priests blowing the horns.
5 When you hear the priests give one long blast on the rams' horns, have all the people shout as loud as they can. Then the walls of the town will collapse, and the people can charge straight into the town."
6 So Joshua called together the priests and said, "Take up the Ark of the LORD's Covenant, and assign seven priests to walk in front of it, each carrying a ram's horn."
7 Then he gave orders to the people: "March around the town, and the armed men will lead the way in front of the Ark of the LORD."
8 After Joshua spoke to the people, the seven priests with the rams' horns started marching in the presence of the LORD, blowing the horns as they marched. And the Ark of the LORD's Covenant followed behind them.
9 Some of the armed men marched in front of the priests with the horns and some behind the Ark, with the priests continually blowing the horns.
10 "Do not shout; do not even talk," Joshua commanded. "Not a single word from any of you until I tell you to shout. Then shout!"
11 So the Ark of the LORD was carried around the town once that day, and then everyone returned to spend the night in the camp.
12 Joshua got up early the next morning, and the priests again carried the Ark of the LORD.
13 The seven priests with the rams' horns marched in front of the Ark of the LORD, blowing their horns. Again the armed men marched both in front of the priests with the horns and behind the Ark of the LORD. All this time the priests were blowing their horns.
14 On the second day they again marched around the town once and returned to the camp. They followed this pattern for six days.
15 On the seventh day the Israelites got up at dawn and marched around the town as they had done before. But this time they went around the town seven times.
16 The seventh time around, as the priests sounded the long blast on their horns, Joshua commanded the people, "Shout! For the LORD has given you the town!
17 Jericho and everything in it must be completely destroyed* as an offering to the LORD. Only Rahab the prostitute and the others in her house will be spared, for she protected our spies.
18 "Do not take any of the things set apart for destruction, or you yourselves will be completely destroyed, and you will bring trouble on the camp of Israel.
19 Everything made from silver, gold, bronze, or iron is sacred to the LORD and must be brought into his treasury."
20 When the people heard the sound of the rams' horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it.
1. The attitude of Assurance God promised Joshua and the Israelites, and they depended upon the assurance of God.
2. The attitude of persistence
3. The attitude of obedience
About the attitudes of persistence, God told the people to march around the walls of Jericho for 7 days and on the seventh day 7 times, when they marched around the wall on the first day, the walls did not fall but they continued with persistence until the walls came down.
They stayed focused even though they were exhausted they continued not taking a break until they got their breakthrough.
God is saying sometimes you have to work to see a miracle. Miracles don't always come easily!
West Africa is feeling the anointing of the Holy Spirit. All you need to do is hear what's going in Africa and you see that God's alive and moving through his anointed followers. It could be because these pastors dedicate hours to the Lord in prayer each day. Praying and fasting for those in Africa and in America as well! Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham tells me. His heart breaks for the lost and starving children in Africa. Just look at these faces and you see that they take saving souls seriously. They're determined to pray and fast until they see a breakthrough. They know with God all things are possible. After all, God Created it all!
Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham is seeing miracles happen during his services, and people in Accra are flocking to listen to him preach. He said just last night a woman was healed in her legs. She had been dealing with severe pain for weeks. He said. I prayed for her and the Holy Spirit touched her and she started jumping and running around the room. It was a sight to be seen in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Pastor Asante Beecham said who needs walls when the sky is your walls. There is no limit what God can do!
Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham Preaching at Tantra Hill Assemblies of God from Accra, Ghana last night
Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham's, preaching at Tantra Hill Assemblies of God. He said the Spirit of God is alive and well in Africa moving through the villages. He said they had over a 100 attend last night in Accra. The Spirit is moving through the anointing of Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham and his fellow pastors. They aren't stopping! This is a time to have a revival in Africa. We must get out and spread the Gospels "good news" that Jesus Christ has risen! It began and ended at the cross! He is the beginning and the end. The Alpha and the Omega! And the next time we see Jesus he won't be a peacemaker but a warrior dressed for war. We must prepare the villagers and the orphans, that help is on its way! It could happen any day!
When you hear the voice of God it's just another Spirit filled day and you know deep inside that a miracle is getting ready to happen!
I asked Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham if he believes in miracles? He says, he has witnessed the dead being raised in Africa where some think God doesn't show his face. He shines.
Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham's wish list: Projector, DVD Player, Car or Van, Musical Instruments: Drums. And his own church with walls.
Pastor Samuel Asante says, He's praying for Donald Trump to be the next president in America. America needs strong leadership and a man of faith and he believes Trump is the man to keep America on the right track. Pastor Asante Beecham isn't the only African preacher praying for Trump to win. He says Africa has been very disappointed with the current administration. America has been a Christian Nation and should remain so and he has his congregation praying that it stays that way!
If you would like to hear Pastor Asante Beecham's powerful anointing message from the Holy Spirit. You can now book him to come to your church in America. He ask that you pay his travel and lodge expenses for him and his family and take up a love offering for his ministry: The Potter's House of Ghana.
Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham's sermon today
Jesus Christ our substitution
2 Corinthians 5: 14 - 21
Either way, Christ's love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life.*
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.
16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now!
17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.
19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.
20 So we are Christ's ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, "Come back to God!"
21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin,* so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
Jesus came to die for two things
1. He came to die to destroy the power of sin
2. He came to die to destroy the power of death
Before He died he had to pass through certain stages
1. STAGE OF ARREST
Jesus was arrested to that we would be set free
2. STAGE OF DENIAL
He was denied so that we would be accept
3. STAGE OF MOCKERY
He was mocked so that we would glorified
4. STAGE OF BEATEN
He was beaten so that we would have strength
5. STAGE OF TRIAL
He was subject to death so hat we would be justified
6. STAGE OF CRUCIFIXION
He was made curse so that we would receive the blessings of God
Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham preaching at Tantra Hill Assemblies of God Accra, Ghana last night.
Pastor Samuel Asante Preaching from
Soon afterward Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him.
12 A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow's only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her.
13 When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. "Don't cry!" he said.
14 Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. "Young man," he said, "I tell you, get up."
15 Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.
16 Great fear swept the crowd, and they praised God, saying, "A mighty prophet has risen among us," and "God has visited his people today."
17 And the news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding countryside.
The widow was helpless because
1. She had lost her husband
2. She had lost her only son
3. No family member could offer help to her
when Jesus saw the woman
1. He acknowledged her presence
2. He had compassion on her
3. He stopped her from crying
when Jesus saw the crowd
1. He stopped those carrying the coffin
2. He raised the boy from death
3. He gave the boy back to her mother
I mailed baby clothes today for the newborn baby girl. I found out it's best to send in a flat rate envelope. It doesn't matter how stuffed it is as long as you can seal it, it's good to go! The post office said it would take 7 to 10 days to reach them. I had to fill out a Customs Form for each package. They were both excited to know that I have baby clothes on there way! I can't wait to see the pictures! They still need a baby court to keep the insects and mosquitoes off their soon precious arrival. It has been so much fun getting to know this sweet couple and be a part of their lives. I look forward to a relationship with them. We've adopted each other! I now have a family in Ghana, West Africa. I can't wait to start seeing the pictures. Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham's vision for Ghana has been a vision we share with him. It really feels good to give to someone in need, that you know really appreciates what you do for them. We haven't received any donations yet for their ministry, but we know it's all in God's hands, he has all the silver and gold. I am hoping and praying that we can one day visit each other and see for ourselves how we were able to touch each other's lives. I hope this is an example for everyone that God knows our GPS and he delivers on time. God knows your GPS before you're even born.
I wish we could raise the money to bring Pastor Samuel Asante-Beecham's family here for the birth of their first new baby. It worries me to know that these are the conditions that Victoria must go through. I see that building and to enter through it a woman like Victoria has to have a lot of faith. So, you want to talk about privilege, look at these conditions and ask yourself, was I born in a hospital with real doctors and nurses, and clean surroundings. or did my mum labor in a chair?
If you weren't born in a chair, you were born with privilege. If you were born in a real maternity ward, you were born with privilege. If you were born in a real hospital with nurses and doctors, you were born with privilege.#privilege
Tema General Hospital isn't exactly a hospital that women are glad to walk into. Matter of fact, some aren't sure that they will walk out alive with their newborn babies. The hospital's construction has been stalled for the last seven years. But for some women this is the closest hospital available to them. Sixteen women have already died this year because of deplorable conditions. The government and stakeholders are currently being challenged if they really want a maternity hospital or not? It makes you wonder when you see the deplorable dilapidating conditions of the facility, it appears their hearts aren't really into protecting newborns or their mothers. It looks more like a house of horrors. Unfortunately, because of a pastor's low salary in Ghana this is the best he can afford for his wife and new baby. They currently live on a salary of $30.00 U.S. currency a month. I was praying by the time their newborn arrives that we would have baby clothes and a baby bed for the new baby that's due April 20th 2016. Please keep them in your prayers, living in Ghana can be a challenge for anyone, especially a pregnant woman.
You can send your donations to:
Pastor Samuel Asante Beecham, and Victoria, The Potter's House Assemblies of God Post office Box El 261 Elmina -Central Region Ghana - west Africa.
This is the hospital where Victoria's baby will be born in Ghana. Pastor Samuel Asante-Beecham says this is good compare to the villages, in the villages they have nothing. The name of the hospital is Tema General Hospital. The women are put in a chair during labor which causes a high maternal mortality rate and still births. They don't even have hospital beds. Please pray that everything go safely for Victoria and the baby. Please have them all in your prayers! We take so much in America for granted. This is reality for the pregnant women in Ghana.