David Mensah’s brother Yaara Chief Joseph visited the site today. Pastor Peter, David’s other brother, has been working alongside the team all week. It was exceptionally hot today even though clouds helped shield us from the afternoon sun. There was no breeze and the humidity level is rising.
Pastor Charles shared with us this morning that a lion roars most when he has the least strength and power in order to scare and intimidate its prey. The Apostle Paul reminded the church in Ephesus that, although there was an enemy prowling around them, he has been conquered and left powerless. Psalm 82:6 tells us that we are all sons of God and carry His power within us so we should never be afraid to approach Him or be held back by the past.
In spite of the heat, it was literally “all hands on deck” today as dirt was carefully spread between the foundation walls in preparation for pouring some of the floors tomorrow. Steve S., John and Caleb wrestled a massive clump of dirt out of the way and everyone tossed rocks out of the dirt to create a smooth level surface in preparation for the cement.
Ellie, who will celebrate her 83rd birthday tomorrow, has done a wonderful job of equipping the local teachers. At the school, the lesson focused on the crucifixion and students were moved to hear about what Jesus endured for them. Paula has a great passion for telling the children about Christ and has developed a close relationship with them. Matt joined Isaac in the classroom today where students composed Haiku poetry as they learned about syllables.
After dinner this evening, several team members wrote notes and Scripture on pictures which will be given to the students tomorrow. Craig helped get water for the cooling system of a broken-down bus and in the process learned the names and their meanings of some of the high school students and teachers on the bus who were en route from Accra to Wa for a mathematics competition.
It is such a joy to see how willing everyone is to use their gifts and talents wherever they can, even when their minds and bodies are tired from the work and the heat.