Six churches in Ghana held Vacation Bible School using materials from Regular Baptist Press. Two additional churches will be holding VBS soon.
Josiah Abedu-Kennedy, serving with the Association of Fundamental Baptist Churches in Ghana says, “The Lord continues to answer our prayers in ways that we least expected. So far, from the six hosting churches we have had over 2,400 children in attendance, with over 400 children confessing Christ as Saviour and Lord. It is our prayer that the leaders of these churches will continue to follow up on these kids, especially those children who accepted Christ as Saviour.”
Dan and Anita Wells, short-term missionaries from First Baptist Church, Oxford, Michigan, organize and host the VBS programs. In early May, Dan and Anita and their daughter Katie drove three pallets and seven 55-gallon drums containing Regular Baptist Press VBS materials to Maryland, where they would be shipped to Ghana.
“This year has been our largest shipment of 8,000 lbs. of material,” Dan says.
Dan and Anita Wells have been leading VBS in Ghana since 2007. That year, nearly 900 children accepted Christ as their Savior. Since that trip, the couple has returned to Ghana several times to teach VBS, each time using RBP materials sent from Regular Baptist Press International. The Wellses invite students and adults to participate in each trip to Ghana. But this year’s trip will be “a big challenge,” Dan says, as the team consists only of himself, Anita, Katie, “and our really really big God.”
Dan, Anita, and Katie arrived to Ghana in July. They first led a workshop to train people from each church in ministering to children attending VBS. These volunteers “are the key part in the VBS ministry,” Dan says.
VBS then takes place for three days at each church, with children in kindergarten through sixth grade attending in the morning, and older students attending in the evening. This “aggressive schedule,” Dan says, “makes for very long days, but the rewards are eternal.”
As VBS continues, Josiah Abedu-Kennedy says, “Please pray that the Lord will bring many more kids to hear the gospel message.”