We started the month celebrating the 4th of July with some sweet family time at the beach near Cape Coast. Our seasons are opposite the USA; so July is our cold rainy season, but we enjoyed 75 degree days at the ocean buried in the sand. From the ocean, we went straight to Cape Coast to visit our dear friends, the Trianos. We had the joy of seeing 15 people saved over the weekend during visitation and church services. Pastor Miguel and the Living Word Baptist Church are building their church building. Please pray that God would provide the $15,000 needed to complete the building.
We also hosted a Bible translation conference with Dr. Steve Zeinner & Bro. Steve Combs of Global Bible Translators. We had a nice group of 40 people made up of Ghanaian pastors, MABMI missionaries, some of our school teachers, and dedicated youth from our church. Our hearts are burning for a true, accurate, faithful, and mature TR translation of the Twi Bible. Please pray for the Lord’s leading, workers, equipment, and funds to accomplish this holy task.
We also had the joy of hosting Jason Prisk for his third visit to Ghana. He is a friend and member of Pinecrest Baptist Church in McDonough, GA. His son Chandler has heard the Lord’s call in his heart for missions, and we wanted him to visit Ghana seeking God’s will about serving here in the future. He was such a blessing and challenge to our youth. While Jason was here, he shot footage for our next video update. He is the director behind the movie, Solomon’s Bunch, and is soon to premiere a second movie called, Crimes and Mister Meanors. Thank you Pastor Anderson for your help in sending them to visit!
In closing, I will ask you to pray for Brad and Kimra Parr, two friends who recently surrendered to serve the Lord during our January conference in Texas. They also just came to Ghana in June with a mission’s team from their church. Not even a month after visiting us, their 18 year old son, Ben, died after being in a terrible car accident. Weep with those who weep, we love you Brad and Kimra!
Pastor Stephen J. Volante