RUN MISSION ASSEMBLIES, GHANA FIELD TEAM FIRST QUARTER REPORT, MARCH 2021

“Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spread everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him” 2Cor. 2:14. Praise the Lord!!!

ENCOURAGING NEW

Our God has been so good to us in many ways. The second wave of Virus pandemic was more than serious. But God has protected us and no one of our members is counted missing. We are grateful to HIM.  A lot of development has come on. Glory be to His name.

  1. RUN MISSION INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Our God has been so good to us since reopening of schools in January. There is  a lot of progress as far as academic work is concern.    COVID PROTOCOLS are being observed: Social Distancing, washing of hands , temperature taking every morning and wearing of mask and others.

  1. SETBACKS
  2. ENROLMENT

Most of our pupils did not return as was expected but the few who came are happily learning.

Our enrolment has been reduced from 105 to 63. We have had 10 admissions so far making our enrolment 73 now.

     FACTOR AFFECTING OUR ENROLMENT

  1. Some parents lost their jobs during COVID .19 and have relocated as they have gained new jobs outside Offinso.
  2. The Government is now providing free Education and free feeding to all public schools as a political agenda. So most of our private schools have lost their pupils to the public schools.
  3. TEACHERS

Three of our teachers did not return. Two have sought for other jobs because we could not pay them during school closure.  One has gain admission to further her Education. We have employed two and still need one teacher.

  1. CLOSURE OF CLASS THREE:

Before school closure class three had an enrolment of 10 pupils but when school reopened only 4 returned. Employing a teacher to teach only four was a problem. The people informed their parent about the situation. Two of them came for a transfer so management was compelled to transfer all of them to another school.

  1. ENCOURAGING NEWS
  2. DR. ANGEL SKINNER VOLUNTEERING WORK

Dr Skinner read about Run Mission International Volunteering Opportunity  on Idealist.org and shown interest to teach the little children who were staying home during school closure due to COVID 19 Pandemic.

Since September I have had a lot of contacts with Dr Skinner. She asked if I could organize some ew children for her to teach them ENGLISH one hour a week. I agreed and started organizing the children who stay close to my house.

I initially got 9 children for her to teach on zoom. Unfortunately, our internet service was not good to have zoom meeting. We tried three times to no avail and so chose to Whatshapp video call. She has taught them NOUNS for about six months now.

DR SKINNER’S CLASS

 

When we started some of the children out of excitement informed their friends about Dr.Skinner’s teachings. Their friends told their parents. The parents started calling to find out if our school has started having classes for our pupils. It was illegal to have class due to COVID.19.  So I have to explain matters to them.

RE OPENING OF SCHOOLS

By God’s grace the Government of Ghana reopened schools in January. Dr. Skinner has continued her teaching one hour every Friday till now. Her dedication, sacrifice and service have propelled the children to a very high level. There has been a great impact on the children’s life and studies. She has taught a lot of English words, pronunciations and their meaning. They can now speak good English

The number of children in the class has grown to 19. This is amazing.

   (Nursery Class)

APPRECIATION

Our appreciation to Dr. Skinner for giving her life, time and service to these young Ghanaian children from far away in the United States.

May the good God continue to bless Dr. Skinner.  May He shine His face for her in all she does in Jesus Name.

 (Break time)

GOVERNMENT PROVISION OF PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT.

The government of Ghana through the Ghana Education service has provided every school with P.P.E.’s.

So far, we have received

  1. Ten gallons of liquid soap
  2. Six gallons of hand sanitizer

iii.    102 rolls of tissue towels

  1. 2 automatic soap dispensers
  2. 2 thermometer guns.
  3. 112 nose masks

vii.  1 Veronica bucket.

APPRECIATION

Our appreciation to the Government of Ghana and Ghana Education Service for their assistance to fight against COVID.19 pandemic in the country. We are grateful

EASTER BREAK

Our first term on the Academic Calendar begun on the 18th January, 2021 to 16th April,2021. But we will break for Easter Holiday from 1st April to 6th April . We will then prepare for terminal Exams and close on the 16th April,2021.

  1. ATRONIE IN THE BONO REGION

Praise God for the wonderful thing He has done. In August 2020 we planted a Church at Atronie in the Bono Region of Ghana. Even though Corona was everywhere, the Lord led us to start a church there. Pastor David Amoako was appointed to Pastor the Church.

Even though 51 people gave their lives to Christ at our house to house evangelism and at the crusade ,only three people came to Church on the first Sunday service. Pastor David was encouraged to make a follow up on the converts. As at March 28 we have a membership of 22. Praise the Lord!!!.

The Lord is building His Church. Leadership training has started to help them to take responsibilities. Pastor David’s dedication and sacrifice has brought the Church to this far. Praise the Lord!!!

 

We are now looking for a plot of Land for a Chapel since meeting place is a challenge as the number grows larger. We need your prayers support.

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL CARE CAMPAIGN

As we know cleanliness is next to holiness. We  began a project in the community to bring neatness to our doorsteps. This time we involve many of our stakeholders. The kings, the Muslim community, the Municipal Assembly and local government, all Churches and schools. We made a community own projects so that nobody will litter around.

  1. A survey was made to identify the challenges, the effects on the communities and possible solutions. Stakeholders meeting was organized to explain the project to them.
  2. The stakeholders embraced the projects and committed themselves to work at it.

STRATEGIES TO MAKE IT A COMMUNITY OWN PROJECT

  1. We proposed and showed films of how the environmental hazard causes health problem and kill us early in life.

  1. Pastors and Church leaders educated their congregation on our environment
  2. Imams educated their Muslim brothers on our environment
  3. Kings and Assembly members educated the community.
  4. The communities were divided into small groups in a particular Electoral area so that all got involved.
  5. Committees were appointed to organize each electoral area. Members were stakeholders in the electoral area like Imam, Head teachers, Head of Churches, Assembly members and a representative from the traditional council.

LAUNCHING OF THE PROJECT

We took about three month to prepare and educate people beginning from December 15, 2020. We showed films in the community parks, Churches and Mosques to educate the citizens. The actual launching was on 20th March 2021.  We cleaned all our garters, weeded the environment, and remove the refuse which has been dumped wrongly and others. We make a card and wrote an inscription on them and walk through the town to create awareness of the importance of cleanliness. The theme for the project was “THE ENVIRONMENT, MY RESPONSIBILITY”

 

TESTIMONEIS

SISTER YAA OWUSUAA

Sister Yaa Owusuaa is one of the women’s fellowship leaders in the Twumasen Church. After the cross over service on the 1st January, whilst she was going home someone unknowingly threw a knockout on her. It hit her right eye. She was rushed to the Hospital.

The Doctors took her to the theater and by God’s grace there was only a cut on the eyelid. They took care of the wound and two days later she was discharged. Our God saved our Sister from blindness. Praise the Lord.

PRAYER REQUEST

  1. More soul harvest.
  2. Financial support for missions and to build God’s Temple
  3. More workers in the vineyard of God.
  4. Newly planted churches.
  5. Church growth spiritually and numerically
  6. Dr Manuel’s health.

 

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