Dear Brethren, we bring you greetings from Takoradi, Ghana. We are grateful for the privilege to serve and to report on our work for June, 2011.
We sent an SOS concerning our leaking roofs in last report. Brothers Robert Turner and Steven Ashcraft visited the school June 20 2011 to see the damage and to discuss with us some requirements of the Bear Valley program. On their departure the next day, brother Ashcraft left money to buy needed roofing sheets, wood and nails to repair the damage. We are grateful.
The school year ended June 18 2011. Our students are now on vacation and will be returning August 5 for the short courses which begin August 8. The instructors completed their Master’s classes with brother Ted Cherry June 17 (incidentally, my birthday). There are assignments to be completed through October 2011. We are using the vacation to enroll students for the new class to begin in September.
The school was invited to attend the lectureship and graduation of the Tamale Institute of Biblical Studies. All the instructors and three students (the maximum our van could take) left Takoradi for Tamale Thursday, June 23 and returned to Takoradi Monday, June 27, 2011. The lectureship was on Friday, June 24 and I presented a message on AN APPRECIATION OF THE PAST. The graduation on Saturday, June 25 saw 15 men who had completed the two-year program of studies awarded their certificates by brother Robert Turner. On Sunday, June 26 all the graduates and most of the invited guests and brethren from the two congregations in Tamale worshipped together to offer thanks to God.
We have provisionally planned our next graduation for November 2011. There will be a Bear Valley representative to award the certificates.
Thank you all for your prayers and support.
Daniel k Ampadu-Asiamah