Here we go again, back to Atebubu, Ghana!
Here we go again! Stuart left for Ghana this week and arrived safely. He took a bus into the interior and is meeting up with our Ghanaian Christian brothers from Atebubu to start our church planting efforts. He took the bus in order to accommodate a mobile sound system we were able to purchase. Praise God! Yes, you’re reading it right, Stuart went alone to Ghana! I was not able to go this trip.
The week before we were suppose to leave I broke out with shingles. If you have ever had chickenpox you carry the shingles virus in your body. Shingles themselves are not contagious but if you’re around someone who has them you can get the chickenpox's. This might not be a problem in the U.S. but in Africa it’s a different story. So the doctor’s advice was to stay away from pregnant women, children and anyone who looks ill, of course that is impossible in the bush! She told me I was more worn out than I knew and my immune system is very weak. We know the Lord heals and so we prayed and got a lot of prayer. Unfortunately, after some wrestling and a few tears, Stuart felt that I needed to stay and he needed to go. I am still working through it but trust Stuart’s discernment on these things.
It was Stuart’s passion from the beginning and conviction that we were to go back to Atebubu and plant five churches. His faith has been amazing! God has honored it and we were able to raise the funds for five church plants. As many of you know we estimated it would cost around $1,500 for each church plant which includes a motorbike for the pastor to travel to and from the village, the pastor’s salary for six months and fuel, food, etc. for an outreach. We have already purchase the five dirt bikes and it’s all very exciting.
ONE SOUL FOR TEN BUCKS?
While we were in U.S. we would receive money from some of the most unexpected places. We have never been so aware that we live in a different economy. We took all of our savings, started this ministry and gave it all away as the Lord directed us knowing that we could never out give the Lord! He is so faithful! Stuart and I would often talk about what we did, how crazy it was but we knew we heard from God. As we discussed it we would always end up at the same place “what is a soul really worth?” At one point Stuart figured it all out and it came down to about $10 per soul but this isn't a material investment! This is an eternal dwelling place for the living God, a living stone! This is something the Lord deems of the highest value. There is nothing more valuable to the Lord than people. People are precious to him. People are the most important thing anyone could ever invest in. This is His heart, this is what He loves, it is His creation, people! He loves people! So for Stuart and I we will do our best to love Jesus by loving people! ?
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| A SPECIAL PRAYER FOR YOU!
All that we have been able to do up to this point is because of the Lord and your prayers and support. So we just want to say, thank you and pray for you.
“Lord, we pray that you would bless and prosper each and every person that has sown into this ministry and supported what you have been doing. Lord, we are so grateful and it is our desire that you would bless them with more of your presence. We pray that you would bring them into a deeper place of intimacy and encounter with you. You are our portion and delight. We pray for those who are married that you would bless their marriages and their children. We pray for our dear friends that are singles including those precious single moms that you would meet them in a deeper way and those who want to be married that you would provide. We pray for those who have children that are not walking with you that you Lord that you would draw them to yourself. We ask for those who are sick in their bodies today that you would heal them. Touch their bodies right now! We ask for those who need finances and jobs that you would provide. We ask you Abba Daddy for all these things and we ask boldly according to your word, knowing you are good! We ask for a deeper revelation of you, Jesus! We thank you for all that you have done and are going to do in the lives of our friends and family in Jesus mighty name! Amen.”
Blessings, Stuart and Cathy Greer.
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Blessings, Cathy and Stuart Greer
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