Thursday in Ghana
From the daily notes of Don Hess
Our breakfast of eggs-over-easy, coffee or tea, and homemade bread was served at 6:00 a.m ...note that Mr. Initiative (Seth) was late for breakfast but was given grace by the team as he has been working long and hard days.
The team had to wait for the driver so they made good use of their time by playing "4-down", a card game taught by Kalah, Laura, and Don.
We headed for the port to try as a team to help lend support to getting the mini-van released. It was a circus for awhile but eventually we found our way to someone who said they could expedite the process. We prayed for Jacob and his wife. They were blessed by our prayers and words.
Upon arriving at Pokrom Nsabaa, Grace, Seth and Dr. Jackson went to treat the staff at the chief's palace ...a tad political for their blessing us to come. The rest at the main center treated the steady flow. Dawn gave some time to re-treating some wound-care wraps from earlier in the week.
The line was shut down by 5:00 (always a hard thing to watch) and attention was given to set up
for the evening outdoor crusade. By the way, our meds seem to be multiplying and for some reason we are not running out. Gary is appearing to be befuddled. (God's not!)
By 6:00 the sound system was in place and the music band began. Did I say loud? It was loud. By 7:00 the story of Jesus on film was started, which was in their native language. You could see flashlights in the distance making their way to the crusade. By midway thru the film about 300 had gathered on the open dirt field and by the time Chinedum began preaching they were still filing in.
With it being a long day, our team headed out early but a phone call just came in saying that people really responded to hearing the gospel ...he said they ran to the front.
Today we saw 1st hand how the serving of medicine is a forerunner of the
gospel. The door was left wide-open ...for ears to hear, eyes to see, hearts to
respond. And they did. They ran.
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