Mr. Ansong baptized by Ps. Nii Lante Thompson
Led by a dream and the exemplary life of a young Adventist, a Ghanaian resident in Holland sought out an Adventist Minister in Ghana and asked to be baptised against all odds. Mr. Daniel Kwame Ansong, 52, told the pastor, "I want to be baptised before I leave Ghana."
And so on a cloudy Thursday morning, last year, he was baptized by the Ministerial Secretary of the Southern Ghana Union Conference, Pastor Nii Lante Thompson, at one of the city's popular beaches in Accra.
Mr. Ansong, who lives in Holland traced his journey to the day of baptism, saying he had always had a desire to know and experience God in very personal ways. As he searched the scriptures and prayed, he had dream one day and was told in the dream to look for Pastor Andrews Ewoo and attend his church.
The second motivation and influence that drove him to the decision to become a Seventh-day Adventist was the life of a young man he calls his 'son'. He narrated how the young man, an Adventist, became fatally ill and yet against all odds and pressure from people and friends refused to seek assistance from various spiritualists.
“He resolutely told us that if his God could not heal him then no one could. Miraculously he was healed. His life, good character and his firm convictions had such an impact on me. I wish all Adventists will portray such good attitude because you can never tell who is watching you," Daniel said.
Michael Kofi Poku Acheampong is the Adventist whose life influenced the newly baptised Daniel and he was beside himself with joy. He shared his joy for having been the instrument through which God has called his father.
"I am happy because we have different faiths in our home but my father chose to follow me to church, I wish him God’s blessings that he will never turn back’. Michael worships with the All Nation Adventist Church at Adenta, a suburb of Accra.
Mr. Ansong looks forward to joining the Adventist family in Holland when he returns.
"We need to be careful in everything we do knowing that people watch us, and are reading us as their sermon daily," Pastor Nii Lante Thompson said in an interview after the baptism.
Mr. Ansong was accompanied by his aunty and brother-in-law for the baptism.
Solace Yawa Asafo
Southern Ghana Union Conference - Accra