Tamale is enjoying heavy rains, therefore the environment which usually is dry is now green. We are also enjoying ultimate peace which alone to most Ghanaians has been a remarkable blessing. We thank God.
Tamale Institute of Biblical Studies is on holidays and therefore the campus is very quiet. All examinations ended on the 26th of April 2012 and as students were yelling to go home after a long stay on campus, they left on that same day. Some of the students were explaining that they needed to get home quickly because they wanted to prepare their farm lands.
The next quarter starts on the 9th of July, 2012. Instructors have also decided to use the holidays to edify the congregations where past students are preaching.
Brother Agyei Mensah, Dean of Students Affairs and an Instructor, has on several occasions traveled to Gotaani near Zabzugu. By the grace of the good Lord, (13) souls have since been baptized into the Lord. Brother Baah has been traveling to Bawku District where a number of conflicts among members have been solved. It is hoped that by this, all past students who are preaching in the various village would be visited and encouraged.
The Institute has also requested all past students who are currently preaching to report their activities to the Institute. The reports so far received indicate that many small congregations have been established, and also there has been a substantial increase in the number of membership in their congregations.
The reports however indicated that their effort is being faced with some challenges. Among these challenges are:
•Means of transport to visit the new congregations.
•Need for support for widows and orphans in the church.
•Financial support for preachers to establish drug stores to enhance their health care activities in their communities.
Plans are far advanced to receive the two American Preachers who are expected to arrive in Tamale in July 2012 to assist with the evangelistic work in northern Ghana. It is our prayer that the Heavenly Father protects, cares and provides their needs to enable them enjoy their stay in Ghana.
Tamale, with its huge Muslim population, requires strong men of faith to support this herculean task. We are extremely happy to be joined by these devoted men to fight a good fight for Christ. We call on all who find it expedient to propagate effectively to draw the lost in such a Muslim dominated area to Christ to volunteer and be part of the team. Tamale welcomes every single individual and hopes your decision will bring about a change in the belief and worship of a lot of souls perishing.
Work has started on the Institute’s building with the making of window and door frames. This will be followed by fixing of frames and plastering. It is hoped that the next badge of students will be accommodated in the building next year.
Baah Okyere Joseph