By Nathan White, BGAV Web Minister
Virginia Baptists and Ghana Baptists will continue their relationship in 2015 through the More Than Nets project. The agreement aims to reduce malaria in the Yendi region of Ghana and to plant churches throughout the surrounding area.
Project leaders hope to distribute 100,000 nets and plant 435 churches, serving a population of approximately 186,000 people.
Working with Pastor Emmanuel “Muss” Mustapha, More Than Nets has already had measurable impact in the region. Hospitalizations because of malaria are down 40% because of More Than Nets.
Already, approximately 40,000 nets have been distributed and 165 churches have been planted.
“We’re excited and honored to continue this project with Muss and Ghana Baptists,” said Dean Miller, Team Leader for the Glocal Missions Team.
“Virginia Baptists are making a difference in the physical and spiritual lives of our Ghanaian brothers and sisters. It is amazing to see how God is working within the villages and among the people. The Spirit and the church are pure and genuine and it is exciting to see the growth that has happened already. But, the task is not complete and there is much to be done.”
Supporting More Than Nets is easy. $10 purchases one net, provides transportation and education on how to use the net, and helps plant a church.
You may click here to donate to More Than Nets. You may also text NETS to 501501 and donate $10 through your cell phone bill.
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