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GLOBAL MISSION PROJECT – ABORA
SUMMARIZED REPORT (SEPTEMBER 2015 – AUGUST 2016)


BACKGROUND

Abora is suburb of Cape Coast with the population of about 73,000. It is a missed group community, however, a section of the area has become the residential place for the elites. With regard to religion, the majority of the people are Catholics and Muslims. The project started in September 2015 and with the work of two effective pioneers, we have established a company Church with thirty-two regular members and forty eight (48) in baptismal class and VOP lession class.

ACTIVITIES

  • Training
  • Visitation
  • Sabbath worship
  • Sunday bible studies / Midweek prayer meetings
  • VOP Bible lessons
  • Distribution of Literature

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

  • Health Seminar
  • Marriage Seminar
  • Bible Lecture Series


Training
After the selection of the global mission pioneers they were sent for a two weeks training workshop at Kukurantumi in September 2015. After which they station in the community for three months visiting the community. They were able visit about one thousand household.

 Visitation
House to house visitation evangelism is the main strategy adopted by the pioneers in reaching the community. Pioneers are making a lot progress with this strategy by distributing Bible literatures and praying for the people they visit. They visited 250 households

Note: The division global mission project director and the Southern Ghana Union Conference visited the field in February 2016 and in may 2016 they came again with the GC director.

Sabbath Worship
Sabbath worship is ongoing in a rented government school classroom. Attendance has improved deeply from about ten worshippers to an average of 80 over the period.

VOP Lessons Enrollment
Friends made through the house to house evangelism strategy are enrolled in the VOP lessons. Forty (40) students have so far been enrolled onto the program. Awaiting graduation on the first week of December 2016

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

Health Seminar
The Conference with the Global Mission organized the health seminar from 20th  – 26th September 2015 at Samrit Hotel in Cape Coast (Abora). It was broadcast live at CapeFm to the entire city. Resources persons were mostly non-Adventist with few Adventist just to win them for Christ. The program ends with biblical reflection by the Pastor. Each night health screening was given. In attendance was fifty (52) non-Adventist.

  1. Dr. Evans Ekanem, an Obstetritian/Gynaecologist at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) who spoke on Infertility and its related issues. (Non- Adventist)
  2. Dr. Harold Ayetey, a Cardiologist and Head of Internal Medicine Department of the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS). He spoke extensively on “Common Heart Problems in Ghana”. (Non- Adventist)
  3. Dr. Yaw Asante Awuku. A Consultant Physician and Head of Dialysis Unit of CCTH. His topic was “Kidney Problems in Ghana – What Can I Do?” (Non- Adventist)
  4. Dr. Emmanuel Nii Okai. A Specialist Pediatrician and Head of Pediatrics Department at UCCSMS/CCTH. (Non- Adventist)
  5. Mr. Emmanuel Henaku, a Chief Physician Assistant and Counseling Psychologist at the University of Cape Coast Hospital. He spoke on “CELEBRATIONS”, an acronym carved out from twelve essential health principles which are Choice, Exercise, Liquids, Environment, Belief in God, Rest, Air, Temperance, Integrity, Optimism, Nutrition and Social Service. (Adventist)


Marriage Seminar
Considering the fact that divorce rates is almost equal to the rate at which people marry in recent times, Global Mission through the Mid – South Ghana Conference saw it necessary to organize a marriage seminar for members who are married, nearing marriage (non – Adventist) couples as evangelism tool. It was on March 7, 2016 at the Capital Hill Hotel with fifteen (15) non – Adventist couples.

RESOURCE PERSONS AND TOPICS

  1. Dr. Kingsley Adjei, Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Coast. He spoke on the topic “Communication in Marriage.”
  2. Prof. Edward Marfo.  Dean, School of Business, University of Cape Coast and a Chartered Accountant. He educated participants on “Finances in Marriage.”
  3. Mr. Kissa Korsah, A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Health and Population, University of Cape coast. He spoke on the topic “Sex in marriage.”


Bible Lecture series
In these cities are a group of people who need the Gospel, yet are evangelistically neglected. They are among the most difficult to reach, and “traditional” methods tend not to work well with this group. Therefore on the 20th – 27th August, 2016 and eight souls was won to the glory of God. The speaker was Dr. Samuel Koranten Pipim

FUTURE PROGRAM

Evangelistic Campaign

  • Visitation by the Pioneers
  • Registration of persons for marriage seminar
  • Nurturing of Church
  • Distribution of Literature