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Bon Air Baptist Church – Ready to Go

On Monday, February 6th, a team of 15 left from Richmond through Dulles to Yendi, Ghana. Fourteen people from Bon Air Baptist church and one from Onley Baptist Church.  While we are in Ghana the team will get to experience many wonderful new things. We will hang malaria nets, teach pastors, participate in baptisms, plant churches, and visit schools . …

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Day 7: Wrapping Up and Reflecting on a Week in Ghana

Today, the Appomattox Baptist Association team concluded its work in the Yendi area of Ghana.  They spent the morning visiting the North East Christian Academy, which is associated with the ministry of Rev. Emmanuel Mustapha.  In the afternoon, the team completed distributing nets in the village they visited on Saturday, Kanimo.  As the team concludes its work, many of them …

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Day 6: Teaching the Pastors

On February 5, 2017, team members from the Appomattox Baptist Association team spent the morning in churches around Yendi.  Rev. Adam Tyler (Grace Hills Baptist Church) brought a message at the “mother church” of Ditney Baptist in Yendi, joined by Heather Swanberg and Diane Lee (Providence Baptist Church).  Other ministers and laypersons shared the Gospel and preached the Word of …

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Day 5: Hallelujah Indeed!

Yesterday, February 4, the Appomattox Baptist Association team moved to a new village to distribute mosquito nets.  For the first time, the entire team was together putting up nets, and they were joined by several Ghanaian pastors; two hundred nets were distributed very quickly!  The team took the afternoon to prepare for Sunday’s upcoming services at Ditney Baptist Church in …

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Day 4: More Nets with More Than Nets

On Friday, the Appomattox Baptist Association team in Yendi travelled back to the village they visited on Wednesday to continue distributing nets. 191 nets were installed, completing the mosquito netting project in that village. In addition, Rev. Chad Harris (Calvary Baptist Church) completed a two-day intensive course on the Holy Spirit for 24 pastors, and Diane Lee and Heather Swanberg …

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Day 3: The Bible Brought to Life

Today, February 2, the Appomattox Baptist Association team headed far afield to plant churches and baptize. The team helped plant 3 churches (Harmony, Providence, and Grace Hills) and baptized 69 people. However, the most fascinating story of the day happened in a few moments of waiting, as the team van took newly baptized believers home and the team enjoyed a …

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Answering God’s Call

On Wednesday, the team from the Appomattox Baptist Association was involved in many different activities: distributing mosquito nets, baptizing new believers, training pastors, and teaching a women’s group. Yesterday’s blog highlighted mosquito net distribution; today, one of our team members wanted to share her experience leading a women’s training. Diane Lee of Providence Baptist Church in Red House had this …

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Day 2: Saving Lives One Net At A Time

Today was one of several net distribution days for the team. Thomas Reeves and Brian Bennett (both of Providence Baptist Church), Rev. Reggie Warren (Union Hill Baptist Church), and Rev. Adam Tyler (Grace Hills Baptist Church) went with several Ghanaian Baptist personnel to the village of Bofoyiai to distribute nets. 200 nets were distributed to homes in this small town, …

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Day 1: Planting and Encouraging

Today, the Ghana mission team from the Appomattox Baptist Association started our ministry work in partnership with Emmanuel Mustapha and the Ghana Baptist Convention.

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From Appomattox to Ghana

Eight of us will be travelling to meet Emmanuel Mustapha and his colleagues, and we will join the good work they are doing in combating malaria and planting churches.

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