From February 25 to March 1st, more than 140 Christian chiefs from across Northern Ghana will meet at NEA’s project centre in Carpenter for a conference. This is the first conference of its kind in Ghana, and one that we’re excited about.
Christian chiefs in Northern Ghana face many challenges. Their position as chiefs would normally link them closely to the traditional religious practices of their communities. Their choice to follow Christ is a radical decision that impacts how they function as chiefs.
Christian chiefs also face serious pressure from those who resent their chosen faith. Some chiefs have been offered money, gifts, and expensive holidays if they would convert from Christianity.
It’s an isolating, lonely position for many chiefs.
It’s understandable, then, that these chiefs are excited to meet together. Over 140 of them have confirmed that they will be attending the conference in Carpenter this week, where they will participate in several days of teaching, worship, and sharing together.
Please pray for this unique event: for safety as everyone travels to Carpenter, for strength for those preparing for this conference, and for the participants’ spiritual encouragement.