In far Northern Ghana we met with Michael, one of the graduates from our first group of Church Planters trained in this African country:

After travelling a considerable distance by dirt road, we were faced with a rather precarious bridge which we needed to cross on foot in order to walk another 20 minutes until we met Michael, a Church Planter with a massive passion to share the gospel.

He didn’t wait to graduate, but instead started evangelising in his village of around 700 people. Michael planted a church here and in less than a year he has 42 members. They currently meet under a tree, but in his own words he says: “I have a vision as big as my God!” He has his eye on a building which can seat 300 and is convinced that God will allow him to use this building in the future. “When we have everyone in this village saved, we will move to the neighbouring villages.”

The area where Michael pastors is known for its idol worship and strong Muslim beliefs, but Michael sees this as a great opportunity for God to do amazing things. “The further away from God the people are, the better for God to show His power through His Holy Spirit! I am still young, but God has been drawing people to himself for thousands of years,” adds Michael.

“I have been using Project Philip and the resources I got from the Bible League Church Planter Training with these people and I see them hungry for God and His Word. There was no church here, but God can use even me to plant a church here,” he adds with a broad smile and a bold heart.

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