Going to Ghana and Looking Ahead

This will be the last update before we leave to go to Ghana at the end of June.  The Lord has been blessing the work in Ghana and I look forward to seeing firsthand the men and women who are faithfully serving the Lord.  I also look forward to sharing with all of you more information about the men who are ministering there and how we might directly help the work in Ghana.      

Brother Jeff Elliott, Jonathon Elliott, and I will be arriving in Accra, the capital city, on June 29th and immediately travelling to Kumasi where Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church is at (pastor Samuel Sekyere).  On June 1st-3rd we intend to hold a minister's conference where our theme for the three days will be The Gospel.  The three topics we will primarily focus on are the Gospel Message, the Gospel Church, and the Gospel Minister.  We are hoping to teach a total of 12 lessons over the course of those 3 days and all of the ministers from Ghana will be attending (approximately 25 ministers and deacons are anticipated).  At the end of those three days we will then pray about where we need to go, though some preliminary discussions have centered around a remote area in the Upper West Region called Wa.  Please pray that God will direct us in this trip and that he will accompany the message with his powerful presence.  

I want to express my sincere appreciation on behalf of our Ghanaian brethren for the financial support.  The fund has maintained a positive balance since it's inception and is steadily increasing.  We have a number of churches and individuals which give monthly support, and some who have given one-time donations.  To both groups, THANK YOU!  We could not do any of this work if it were not for your generosity.  

Our hope after returning from Ghana is to add two more ministers to the monthly support and increase our emphasis on getting material translated.  Brother Moses Owusu currently lives near Nashville, Tennessee and is a native of Ghana who is willing and able to help us translate material.  We are developing a system where the material can be proofread and published for use when he is finished.  Pray that God would strengthen him for this necessary task.     

May 25th will be the first service where I will be reporting on the work in Ghana at a church who is interested in supporting the Gold Coast Mission Fund.  If anyone would like me to come talk about the work in Ghana I would be glad to come any service I am available to tell you more about the work there and how you can help.  Please leave a comment under the Contact tab with your contact information and I will be happy to get back to you.  

Most importantly, please pray for this mission work as well as all the mission work going on throughout the world.  This world desperately needs the gospel of Jesus Christ and I am so privileged to try and spread it.  May God bless each one of your fields of labor!

Bradley S. Hicks