Dear Pastor and Church,
I bring divine greetings from Ghana to you all in America and wish you all a Happy New Year. My family also extend their greetings to you all. We wish to thank our sponsoring church and all the supporting churches who continue to stand with us throughout the years including this very past one. It is your faithful loving support that has kept us doing what God has called us to do. We thank you all very much and continue to pray the Lord will bless and provide your needs too.
We now have eight missions at various stages of growth. The two new ones are at Mensah Dawa and Begoro. The Mensah Dawa is a place I have been going to preach once a week for several months now. One day two people came to see me and told me they were members of a group which also called itself Baptist which had disbanded and would love to be part of our work. I scheduled a meeting with the whole group and we had a long talk of questions and answers. I told them I will be visiting them and studying with them so they know what we stand for and they can fully decide if they will be part of us. So I have been studying with them once a week praying that we will come into agreement of faith and practice so they can be truly part of the work. Please pray with me on this. They are about fifty. They are about 15 miles from where I stay.
The Begoro one is also a result of one of the members in the Asesewa mission moving to that area and as I went to visit, we met this young man and his family. We shared the gospel and subsequent visits brought others, and now we have fourteen people. These are yet to be baptized. They are about two hours drive from my place. Our other missions are also doing well. The leaders are doing good work. I meet with them for our regular monthly classes. I try to visit them also regularly.
We had our end of year fellowship at Asesewa with all the eight missions in attendance from December 15th to 18th. The speakers were Brother Samuel, Bro. Jonathan, Bro. Anthony of the Odometa Baptist Church, Bro. Stephen Lawer from the New Testament Baptist Church, Bro. Alfred Adjaotor a Baptist pastor in Accra, and myself. It was a good fellowship time. We dedicated the Asesewa temple on the last day.
My objective for 2017 is to fight the good fight of the faith as God’s servant and win more souls for the Lord. I am planning to install a public address system on the pickup so I can use it to preach when I get to the villages around. It will cost about $300 to do this.
May the love of our God and His kindness and mercies continue to be with you all.
Brother Abraham Ayumu.