Field Events 2008

January
A team of five brothers and sisters from Malvern Baptist Church in Toronto went to Kpandai to serve in the theological training, youth and children ministries. Rev. Raymond Liu taught a course on 1 Corinthians in the local bible school and led a youth discipleship group. The children ministry team outreached to hundreds of children in the Christian school and in the nearby villages of Kpandai.


April
Donald Wong (Field Ministry Coordinator) led a team of eight brothers and sisters from Pacific Grace MB Church in Vancouver to Kpandai. The team held a VBS for hundreds of children in the mornings and led two youth discipleship groups (one girls group and one boys group) in the evenings. The team had the privilege to attend the baptism of 22 African Christians by a riverside. They also had access to three local schools to share gospel messages with hundreds of students.


May
A team of six brothers and sisters from Hallelujah Chinese Evangelical Free Church in Toronto went to Kpandai. The four sisters had a chance to outreach to the children in a few local public schools with gospel messages. The two brothers helped and served in the clinic, treating hundreds of patients with different kinds of illness with physiotherapy. They also visited the local Christian school and taught the students about HIV education. Moreover, they led three youth discipleship groups (one girls group and two boys groups) in the evenings. A snake-bite fund was set up and put to use by this team to help treat patients who are bitten by poisonous snakes.



June
Donald Wong (Field Ministry Coordinator) led a team of five sisters from Richmond Chinese MB Church in Vancouver to Kpandai again. One sister, who is a registered nurse, helped and served in the clinic, seeing a lot of patients. The team also helped with the clinic’s record keeping and paperwork. They had visited and shared gospel messages with the children in the local Christian school as well as those in a few local public schools. The team also had some village visitations and met with many local villagers to share Christian messages with them. Moreover, they led three youth discipleship groups (one girls group and two boys groups) in the evenings.


July
Rev. Philip Leung (Executive Director), along with Dr. Bertrand Chan (Board Director) and two more sisters from Richmond Chinese Evangelical Free Church in Vancouver, went to Kpandai. Rev. Philip Leung taught a course on missions in a local bible school (College of Theology and Missions). Dr. Bertrand Chan helped and served in the clinic, working alongside with Dr. Timothy from Kpandai. The two sisters conducted Early Childhood Education workshops for the local preschool and elementary school teachers. During this trip, Rev. Philip Leung also pursued details on our partnership with a local church group (Evangelical Church of Ghana) to start six church planting projects in Ghana in 2009.


September
For three months, a young couple (Tim and Dora Chu) from Vancouver Chinese Alliance Church stayed in Tamale to serve in the Computer and Business College as well as the Kindergarten. Tim had taught classes on introduction to computer, Excel, Java, DOS, Access, etc. He also helped to disinfect computer viruses, resurrected numerous old and unused personal computers, networked computers together, etc. In addition, Tim led discussions on the purpose of life with his students. For Dora, she helped in a lot of different aspects in the Kindergarten and primary classes. To name a few, she had helped to write a suitable English curriculum for the primary school, made resources to use for English and Mathematics, organized leveled readers from K to P6, led teacher training sessions on teaching phonics, helped to improve teachers’ English, etc. Both Tim and Dora had developed some good friendships and demonstrated their Christian faith to the local people during their three months stay in Ghana.


November
Rev. Philip Leung and Donald Wong, our Field Coordinator went for a three weeks trip in that month to Kpandai and Tamale. Rev. Leung taught a group of about 30 ECG pastors in Kpandai and another group of 20 in Tamale on Missions and Discipleship. Responses from the pastors were very encouraging. Aside from the teaching ministry, they also went to visit the first of the six church planting projects in Bimbila. They were very impressed by the friendliness and receptivity of the local people to the gospel. The opportunity of outreach in that area was obvious and must be taken quickly.