By God’s grace we have gone through another month of study and other related activities. Classroom work went successfully with both teachers and students attending class regularly and promptly.
Campaign for Christ
We had a campaign at Sofokrom, a community about five (5) kilometers away from the school. It started on Monday, the 21st and ended on Friday, the 25th of July, 2014. This is a congregation which was established by the school in 2010. Two souls were baptized. A list of prospects who expressed willingness for further studies has been compiled and given to the church for a follow-up.
November 15th has been scheduled for our next graduation. About eighteen students who have completed the two-year course will graduate. We have a few gowns and there is the need to have additional gowns, about eleven (11) more. A gown would cost GHC80. We would be grateful if funds would be made available to us to sew the additional eleven (11).
Preachers and Leader’s Seminar, 2014
As you are all aware, this year’s seminar originally scheduled for September 8-11, 2014 has been postponed. A statement from the Health Ministry has cautioned against mass gatherings due to the threat of the Ebola virus which is currently hanging on the neck of the West African region.
To ensure security of the school land, avoiding private encroachers and attendant litigation, we requested that the school’s landed property be demarcated well for us. This has been done by the surveyors. Also, the landowners have offered two and a half more additional plots at a total cost of GHC 7000. This will bring the total number of plots to eight and a half (8 1/2), about two acres). This additional plot is offered subject to our acceptance and payment of the stated amount. However, we here believe there is the need to accept the offer which can give us the opportunity for any future development.
Again to ensure the property is secured, we urgently need to document it.
Payments and completion of these documents will take us to the second phase where we would submit them to the local District Assembly (LANDS DEPARTMENT) for their approval of what we are doing up here. We will only know the cost upon submission.
There is also the urgent need to wall the entire plot area. We have decided that if we cannot right away afford the use of sandcrete blocks for the wall, we use barbwire to do it. If this is approved then an estimate will be prepared and sent to you.
The total cost of the items listed above needed for the first phase is GHC13,100.
As we present this report, a total of nineteen students have accepted the school’s offer of admission beginning September 1, 2014. There were other prospective students who were coming from Liberia and Nigeria, but for now their admission process have been stalled due to the prevalence of the Ebola virus in these nations.
Daniel Ampadu Asiamah
Reports from his wife indicate he is responding to treatment in Accra. We ask for your continuous prayers for him and the family.
Two additional teachers have agreed to begin work with us from September 1st, when the new students arrive to begin classes.
We continue to ask for your fervent prayers for the work here. Pray for God’s guidance and protection for us from this threat of Ebola virus. We know you already do as we also do for you.