Bringing the Glory of Jesus Christ to Ghana, West Africa
Ghana is a nation located in the central region of Africa. Jeff and Sherrie Hostetter have spent over 30 years bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nation of Ghana. English is the official language, but there are over 250 different languages and dialects spoken throughout the country. Jeff and Sherrie committed themselves to the work of the Lord there, raising their own children in Ghana having them attend the Christian school that Jeff and Sherrie founded. Jeff and Sherrie are committed to ‘lead by example’, choosing to make their lives as a true Ghanaian to reach the people lf Ghamna. They have learned the local language of Twi and frequently do Bible studies and preach in Twi to achieve greater effectiveness for the Lord.
Personal Bible Studies
Evangelism is the center of God’s work at Christ’s Church. God’s glorious gospel will be spread through one on one evangelism. In the book of Luke, chapter 10, Jesus sent out 70 of His disciples to spread the news of the coming kingdom. Jesus parting words were “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20. This is how the God’s great and glorious message is being spread today throughout the nation of Ghana. The Hostetters have trained up men to go out and evangelize, start assemblies and Christian schools in the different regions of Ghana. Many personal Bible studies take place every week, with Ghanaians teaching and spreading the good news of Christ in you, the hope of Glory. A yearly family camp bring in saints from all across the country, some traveling by bus, some by bicycle to hear God’s Word and enjoy the encouragement and fellowship. Attendance generally tops 400, and is growing each year.
Bomso Christian Academy is a Monday through Friday educational ministry dedicated to giving the children a solid foundation in reading, writing and arithmetic. The goal of this is that they would grow up to be productive soul winners. An average Ghanaian has only 4 years of schooling, the equivalent of a 3rd grade education. At the Bomso Christian Academy, children are taught using the ACE system, and graduate with the equivalent of a 12 year American education, with the ability to read and write in English. This gives the children the ability to read and understand God’s word, and as they grow be an active part of the work that God is doing in Ghana. Part of the goal of the educational ministry is to educate the Ghanaians so they would be the ones doing the work, spreading the gospel throughout their own country.