REPORT FROM TAMALE INSTITUTE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES-GHANA
We send greetings from the capital town of the Northern Region of Ghana to the entire brethren who are in His vineyard. Tamale is calm and activities of the Institute are going on as planned. It has been all joy hearing that Brother Steven Ashcraft has been appointed Coordinator for the two Institutions in Ghana, which are Tamale Institute of Biblical Studies and West Coast School of Preaching in Takoradi. We congratulate him on his appointment and pray that God Almighty would continue to guide and guard him.
Students have started arriving from their various towns, after a short break from 6th November 2010 to 15th November 2010. By His grace all are looking refreshed.
During their stay the following activities took place:
The Preacher and His work - Baah Joseph Okyere
Homiletics - Alexander Jabado
GodHead - Adjei Mensah
Old Testament - Jaminja Ndakar
The Medical team from Bomso – Kumasi, led by Sister Avril, held a one week class session for the students. It is hoped that this Primary Health Care activity would go a long way to make students self-supporting after their graduation.
This would be the activities for the next session starting from 16th November 2010 to 12th December 2010 when the Institute would go on a long break:
2nd Corinthians Roger Akumsi
Maturing & Planting Local Congregation Gabriel Oppong (Elder -Bomso Church)
Revelation Instructor from Bear- Valley Bible Institute
Christian Evidences Instructor from Bear- Valley Bible Institute
It is hoped that all concerned will honour the invitation in order to have a successful session.
Students have started personal evangelism, preaching to win souls for Christ. This activity takes place during the weekends. We are of the hope that this activity would offer the needed experience to the students and if it is the will of God, enable the establishment of a congregation in the comminity where the Institute is located.
Plans toward offering admission to prospective students is on going and so far (19) nineteen out of (22) twenty-two applicants have been interviewed. There is therefore great hope of training the next batch of preachers, if the Lord permits, to extend the kingdom of the Lord.
LIST OF APPLICANTS
NAME OF APPLICANT HOME -TOWN AGE
1. JOE ABEDUMAH BAWKU - 31 YEARS
2. NLAKIDII LOT NAKPAH-BIMBILLA - 31 YEARS
3. GIDEON NAKOJAH KETEJELI- KPANDAI - 29 YEARS
4. WAJAH NIMOARE FRANCIS BAKPARA-YENDI - 25 YEARS
5. MOAKPEN BABA YAN MATHEW BAKPARA-YENDI - 25 YEARS
6. BIMOBI KOJO JOSEPH KANIMO-YENDI - 28 YEARS
7. PETER OBIRI KPANDAI - 25 YEARS
8. AGAMBIRE RAYMOND ATIAH BONGO-BOLGATANGA - 24 YEARS
9. JOSEPH FOBIL SIBI-DAMANKO - 24 YEARS
10. TIBURM ABRAHAM GBANLI-SABOBA - 38 YEARS
11. GMACHEI NKUMUYE LOT KPALBA-BIMBILLA - 36 YEARS
12. TIMOTHY NILIGRINI YANYANCHUN JAGRIDO - YENDI - 35 YEARS
13. GABRIEL KWAME KESSE AMPABAME OFFINSO - 35 YEARS
14. MAKINAN FRANCIS SUUK GBETMUUPAAK-BUNKPURUGU - 31 YEARS
15. PHILIP BILAM SIBI- DAMANKO - 29 YEARS
16. JOSEPH KONLAN MIATIB JIMBALE - BIMBILLA - 53 YEARS
17. LANDAKJOW AMOS GBALA-SABOBA - 35 YEARS
18. KULMA NDIBICHE ALEX DUUNI-BAKPABA - 33 YEARS
19. JACHAN N-NYUBI DANIEL D.C KURA-KANIMO - 27 YEARS
20. ALHASSAN AZINDOW STEPHEN GBUNGBALGA-YENDI - 21 YEARS
21. KUMASI MINTEMA JOHN GBETMANPUUK-SABOBA - 35 YEARS
22. SOLOMON LANYAN TANADO-SIBI - 21 YEARS