I’ve always wanted to do something for God in a cross cultural setting, I always felt that God was calling me to do something outside of the US and the opportunity came up. While I was in London in 2011 a British man came up to me in the church and said, “You know people are waiting for you in Africa, in many nations and God is going to be sending you there.” It was an amazing prophecy because as yet I didn’t know anyone on the continent of Africa. But a week later while I was still in London, I met an African who just happened to be there too. He invited me and my husband Raymond to Ghana to plant a church with him.
Within five months Raymond and I were there with him and we helped him to plant a church in the village outside of his local town. From that point other opportunities came up. When I found out that the Banda people of the western region didn’t have functioning water pumps in their village we went ahead and repaired those for the chief and our friendship has developed.
In 2014 the prophecy regarding going to other African nations actually began to come to pass and took me into 12 nations. I connected with GlobalTeen Challenge Africa and began to serve them as communications coordinator. In the process I met so many wonderful men and women in leadership in so many nations. Each one of them has a heart to reach out to the marginalized, to prostitutes, to drug addicted youth and men and women. After serving with them for three years I realized that the needs in Ghana for women caught in prostitution and drug addiction was very real.
We have begun to focus on that issue now. We bought 5 acres of land from the chief of the Banda village and we are finishing phase 1 of the building project. Our Kairos National director for Ghana, Dorcas Musah, is ready to direct the home once the building is finished. So we have found a really wonderful way to partner with the church in Ghana for these vulnerable women. The fact is that some of them are being lured across the Sahara desert north into other markets and Saudi Arabia and Europe. We intend to reach these women and encourage them to spend some time living with us where they can learn about God and experience living in an environment where new life skills can be learned. The power that is in the name of Jesus Christ brings transformation. It has brought transformation to my life and I know it will bring transformation to the lives of these women. Jesus said, come to me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.
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