Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Hungry Children in Ghana this Christmas!

Ghana's Orphans:
Of course there are many children around the world who are going to be hungry this Christmas, many will die as a result and out of those who don't many will remain malnourished and weak ready to be taken by the next predatory disease that comes their way.   

The children you see in these pictures are orphans in the west African country of Ghana, living with whoever will take them in, some with distant relatives others with neighbours or kind hearted people who give them a place to stay.   Their future is dismal to say the least, their hope of an education so remote and their chances in life almost non existent.  Their potential however is another matter.

Change a life today!
It is however possible to make a difference for these children.  Locked up in each one of these young ones is the potential to succeed, each child has the ability to learn, to be educated, to get a job and to make a difference in their world.   You can help unlock the potential in one of these children.   To fully sponsor a child in Ghana costs £20/month, however you can part sponsor a child from £5/month, sharing the sponsorship with up to three other people.   

What a difference a sponsor makes:
A sponsored child is able to go to school, they are provided with food every day, they are given clothes to wear and a place to live as well, added to this medical cover is provided should the child become sick.   Chldren are given great hope for the future, they break out of the poverty trap and their God given potential is released.

If you can sponsor a child in Ghana please get in touch with us at Mission International and use the giving options on the right hand side of this page.

Your help can release a child to become the best s/he can be.    mail@mission-international.org 

Thursday, 3 December 2009

FILA People

FILA People seek to serve God in their community in all sorts of ways.   Of course they love to worship and pray, to find direction from God and to share the Good News about Jesus with those round about them, but they also want to show God's love in other ways too.   The pictures on this post give you some idea what kind of people they are, have a look at the faces of those who love Jesus, they are so happy and full of Joy because of what God has done in their hearts.   This picture shows Pastor Peter Awane with his wife and family.  (Images should enlarge if you click on them).

Education is a major part of the life and work of FILA, believing that the Bible is true when it says "Train a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it" Proverbs 22:6.   These pictures show the efforts already made by FILA to educate their children.    The organisation needs support to be able to complete their school building and to develop the ministry at every level.

Many children have no access to education and so FILA is making every effort possible to find ways of providing a useful education to the children of the community.   Some 400 children are in great need here.   If education is not to become available to them then it is very likely they will go the way of many others before them, into crime, drugs and prostitution.
Child Sponsorship: These children need support in terms of infrastructure in the school, buildings, resources and staff as well as child sponsorship.   Mission International can administer child sponsorship at this school.   For £20/month you can fully sponsor a child and from £5/month you can part sponsor a child.

Although still very young these kids know the benefits of a good education.   They have seen already all too graphically what will happen to them if they miss out on this vital part of their life.   It is a real blessing to have the opportunity to go to school.   We want to be able to help them.   You can get involved in this project first hand by sponsoring a child or purchasing some school books or other resources.

Needy people: Here Pastor Peter Awane stands beside Frank and his grandmother.   They and the community have sacrificed a lot to get Frank through junior high school.   Their resources have run out now.   Frank wants to go on to senior high school but his grandmother cannot afford to do any more.   Frank needs a sponsor to allow him to fulfil his young dream of making it through school.   Perhaps you can help Frank, a donation of £20/month can see Frank achive his senior high school education.

Young girls who now live in the community are also at risk.   Some, who are not able to acquire an education, are drawn away but the lure of the big city or a decieved by those who wish to use them for the wrong reasons.   Often girls end up with babies whilst they are still very young and before they are married leaving them in a very vulnerable situation.   This situation can be avoided for many if they are educated during their early years.   The church , supported by FILA helps make a secure place for those girls who return home again to raise their children.   Here a young girl who has made a mistake is given a secure place to stay and is supported by the church.   A small donation can see a young mother provided with a grant of £100 to set up a small business thus making life more secure for them and their child.
This community has so much potential, they have the energy, the initiative and the desire to make their community and their nation a better place.   One thing they currently lack and that is some resources in terms of finance, equipment etc.   If you can help FILA to make a difference then please use the support options on the right hand column of this page.

Ghana Gospel Music

Ghana Gospel Music