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Belonging and Becoming Bon Air in Ghana Day 6

Day 6 on the field is brought us to the school. It was a morning of great joy for the team. We got to attend opening assembly at the North Easternt Christian Academy in Yendi. We watched and participated in the opening songs. We visited the classrooms, taught some English, Science, and some Social Studies concerning plane, trains and automobiles. …

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Belonging and Becoming Bon Air in Ghana Day 5

Good Sunday morning to you all, Today is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it. Today is Sunday and we will get to go to CHURCH. I am so excited to have been part of service where all are free to express themselves. Bon Air got to be leader in the preaching at …

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Belonging and Becoming Bon Air in Ghana Day 4

Today the team had the honor to go out and plant 4 more churches. We split the team in to 2 groups which late divided into 3 groups.  Pastor Muss and Pastor Tom took on group and went to plant a church which was named Onley Hope Baptist Church. Our Team led be me and Pastor Mike planted Faith, Hope, …

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Belonging and Becoming Bon Air in Ghana Day 3

Day 3 on the field was another day of discovery for the team. After the long day yesterday we set out a little later to distribute the nets. We had about ~400 more nets to go. The team took to the goal finishing our goal of ~1000 net. Along the way we got to interact with the people of the …

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Belonging and Becoming Bon Air in Ghana Day 2

Day 2 on the field was filled with many new challenges for the team. Baptisms, Church planting, Tribal wars and more.  We set out on the day knowing it was going to be a long day but we didn’t know what all the Lord would put in front of us. We took off to head some 70 miles from our …

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Becoming and belonging in Ghana Day 1:

The first day of work on the field was definitely more than nets. The team began the day with a beautiful breakfast before going out to hang ~400 nets in the morning.  The team flourished at interacting with the children and the people in the village. We were welcomed into every home with joy and hospitality unlike anything many had …

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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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